What would you like to tell president-elect Barack Obama? Advise and Dissent features opinions on what the new president should be thinking and doing. This opinion came from Your Turn — Teens advise the next president on what youth need.
Fight cancer: My 14-year-old cousin Maryah has been battling Ewing’s Sarcoma, which is a rare form of bone cancer. She got it when she was nine and has been fighting it since. Although she is in remission at the moment, she has had it return four separate times. As a close family, we all share this pain deeply, and I just wish there was a cure so she wouldn’t have to constantly be in fear of it returning. I worry so greatly of losing this person I love so dearly. Please take into consideration making it a priority to fund more research for this deadly disease. — Dorian Martinson, 14, St. Francis High School