Snow sports are a passion of mine; almost any day up on a mountain is a great day. By combining this passion with a bigger purpose, I’ve recently tapped into a true vein of inspiration, integrating both my professional and personal life in a wonderful, unexpected way.
Indeed, helping address the needs of patients is what gets many in the biomedical research community out of bed in the morning. The biotech sector’s shared mission is to discover new therapies and advance them to patients as quickly as possible. Yet, surrounded by all the cool scientific advances, actual patients often get forgotten. First-hand engagement with individuals who are dealing with the medical conditions we seek to address is often missing. But it shouldn’t be.
Recently that has changed for me: I volunteered this winter season to be an adaptive ski coach with New England Disabled Sports (NEDS) at Loon Mountain. The experience has been nothing short of inspiring.
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