9 years ago9.5K views
I have a degree in medicine. While in med. school, I had a serious accident. I dived into a pool and hit the bottom. I permanently damaged the nerves in my back and am confined to a wheelchair. I am a psychiatrist, but not in practice. I think I have been chosen to be a part of the bioethics panel because of my expertise in medicine and politics as well as because of my job to relay the meaning and importance of issues such as cloning and stem cell research to the public. I see it as my job to challenge conventional wisdom and provide the public with another rationale.