It was reported 11/5/13, in the Philanthropy News Digest, that T. Denny Sanford, the richest man in South Dakota, USA, has donated $100,000,000 to the University of California, San Diego to establish a stem cell research center. He has already founded several other institutions that work with regenerative medicine. Having only recently observed as my daughter and son-in-law staged a one-day volunteer fund raiser which raised a hard earned $2000 for the local organization, such efforts seem almost futile.
I learned of the $I00 million donation on the Fox evening news. It included a synopsis of the story and a brief interview with the gracious donor. The newsman wrapped up the story with a closing statement that went something like, "Good news for sufferers of such serious illnesses as cancer, M.S., Lou Gehrig's Disease, brain injury and Alzheimer's. Help is on the way."
Notice anything or am I being overly sensitive?