I know that we have enough drama and occasional sadness in our own lives, and if not the TV and newspapers fill the void, so I generally try to steer clear of such topics. However, this piece needs to be shared.
It seems a 12 year old boy in Maryland died from a toothache. Yes, a toothache. His mother did not have insurance (see article for details) and by the time he had medical attention the bacteria from the abscessed tooth had spread to his brain. It killed him.
People die for a lot of stupid reasons in this world. Something so simple and avoidable as a toothache being checked out by a dentist should not be one of them.