What an inspriational theory, story, and what encouragement! I recently saw this TED talk from Jack Andraka that talks about his journey to finding his ingenious detector for pancreatic cancer.
I don’t quite understand all of the science and reasoning behind the detector, but I do know that it is one of the smartest ideas and his process of finding it is so inspirational.
His new detector is “168 times faster, 26,000 times less expensive, 400 times more sensitive, close to 100% accuracy, and could detect the cancer in the early stages when someone has close to 100% survival.” – Jack Andraka
The part that I thought was the most inspirational comes from the end of his TED talk:
“You could be changing the world so if a 15 year old who didn’t even know what pancreas was could find a new way to detect pancreatic cancer, just imagine what you could do” – Andraka
His process and story at the same age as me is so encouraging. If he can do something as great as that, why can’t I figure out the cure for cancer or even stand up to help the kid at school that’s being bullied. If he can do something as great as that, you can do anything you set your mind to. Never be discouraged when things get hard! Keep going to accomplish your dreams!