Mel’s blog

adventures in detroit and around the world

I wonder


I often wonder at the complexity of the immune system.  At the ferocity of cytotoxic T cells (also known as “serial killers”).  At all the checks and balances and cytokines working together to keep immune responses in line.

And at neutrophils.  I wonder if God thought of his Son when he created these little cells that die at the expense of saving the greater body.

I wonder what kind of place Detroit would be if there were more jobs than people.   I wonder what Chene street used to look like before all the shops were closed and abandoned.  I wonder if the city will ever be restored to what it once was.  Or better.

I wonder if passion is contagious.  And if RunDetroit might just be able to make a difference.

I wonder about the people we met in India.  About the HIV -afflicted family that we sponsored – I wonder if the money is helping the kids get an education.  And about the kids at the orphanages.  I wonder if they think of us, or if they forgot.

I wonder where I’ll be in a year.  What hospital I’ll be rotating at, and just what it will be like to be, for the first time in my life, on a work-based schedule instead of a lecture-based schedule.

I wonder if I should get back to studying since I have an immuno exam tomorrow.  Or not.  Ok maybe just a couple more lectures.


August 15, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. I wonder where you got your brain….enjoyed your thoughts – 🙂

    Comment by VM | August 17, 2009 | Reply

  2. I found your blog through a mutual friend, and have been following your blog when you went to India. Very inspiring. I’ve never actually “been” in Detroit, even though I graduated from Michigan. I’m starting Nursing School in Cleveland. I’m hoping to become a NP. I wish you the best of luck! Maybe one day you can show me the city! Sorry, I don’t mean to sound like a stalker, just came across your blog and your story! Quite amazing!

    Comment by Darina | September 3, 2009 | Reply

    • Sounds great! Would love to show you around Detroit sometime! Good luck in nursing school!

      Comment by mmashni | September 5, 2009 | Reply

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