James Nachtwey recently unveiled his TED Prize project. His work focused on Extremely Drug Resistant Tuberculosis around the world. There is nothing I can say that will convey the message any better. Just take a few minutes and check out this video. (A particularly thought-provoking photo is on the “Photographs Page” of his website. Click to go to the second page of images, and look at the third one down on the first column. Its image #37 of 69.)
Be thankful everyday. Our Western issues seem relatively trivial in comparison.