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makalajohnson (@makala johnson) published a blog post · January 27th, 2012

Philanthropy Right Under My Nose

"I live in Rochester, MN. I live very close to the downtown area, which means I can easily walk a few blocks and be submerged in Mayo Clinic history and the future of medicine and science. As I was looking up at the Gonda building, I became ashamed. I didn’t know who was behind the gift of this magnificent structure, or what inspired these people to donate so generously to the welfare of humanity as a whole.

These people who donate to the institutions for medical research and education are the most forward thinking of our kind, yet go almost unnoticed by people such as myself. It brings me to shame that I know what Snooki was up to last weekend, but unaware of the greatest advances in medical care going on right under my nose."...

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