Dr. Esther Choo
c/o Oregon Health & Science University
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, Oregon 97239-3098
Dear Dr. Choo,
My name is Matt Winick, an Asian American from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I have a strong interest in learning history including social justice. In these subjects or core values I like to learn the need to make civil rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, a strong need for health care reform to help people with pre-existing conditions or people who can’t afford health insurance get the care they need, and many others. Dr. Choo, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your medical work and your activism to be very inspiring to me.
In your current role as an associate professor and doctor at Oregon Health & Science University, I truly appreciate on how you are a strong supporter of civil rights causes by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights and expressing the need for civil rights to be stronger to help protect people with disabilities, women, and minorities from being discriminated in public places including education. Also on civil rights issues, I really like on how you are an advocate for the need for more minorities including women in the medical profession to improve diversity. Supporting the need for drug treatment programs to help drug users get the care they need to reduce drug abuse, expanding on behavior therapy including mental health to help assist people who struggle with mental health or have a disability get help, and working on research on how stem cells can help combat against different disease is common sense for health care reform. Also on health care reform, I really like on how you support programs to help educate people about nutrition and the need to combat against obesity, express the need for health care to help people with pre-existing conditions or people who can’t afford health care get the assistance they need, heavily advocate for the need for health insurance to help people with disabilities including people with autism to get health care, speak out against vaping and smoking to help address the dangers of them for the public, and many others. Another thing that I like about your role as a medical profession to help emphasize the need for better environmental protection like have renewable energy resources to reduce addiction to oil with gas and a need for better environmental protection to help combat against pollution. I like on how you use your role as an Asian American to help advocate for the Asian American community by advocating for Asian Americans rights including Asian American with disabilities’ rights, express the need for educational awareness to help educate people about Asian culture, and heavily advocate for the need for fund to help repair the Asian American community.
Dr. Choo, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different advance subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Your support and advocacy for civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability. Also being an Asian American with a disability is difficult for me when some Asians including some Asian Americans tease me and get judgmental about me being different or not meeting their standards. Your role as an Asian American advocate and support for Asian Americans with disabilities’ rights helps me feel confident about being an Asian American when I face different challenges. Also I enjoy watching Dr. Ester Choo: Medical Care & Social Policy in the ER, How Time’s Up is tackling injustice in the world of medicine, Dr. Esther Choo: Unite the Right & Emergency Room Racism, Dr. Esther Choo: Gender Equity in Medicine, Social Media, & Mass Media on Youtube because I enjoy learning about your work in the health care system, the need for diversity in the medical profession, the importance of health care reform, a strong need to combat against harassment, racism including bullying , and the importance of medicine including health care system to help people who are low income or people with disabilities, and many others. Also I like reading some of articles about the need to improve healthy lifestyle. Your advocacy and your medical profession helps give me motivation to learn history including social justice. My future goal is to someday work in these areas to help emphasize the need to make civil rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, a strong need for health care reform to help people with pre-existing conditions or people who can’t afford health insurance get the care they need, and many others. My letter is a gift to you for inspiring me and for May Asian Pacific Heritage Month to help recognize Asian American individuals who work hard to make a great difference for society.
I strongly believe that you are making a great difference for society including health care. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to support civil rights, support along with advocate for health care reform, advocate for social justice, and support the Asian American community. You have inspire me to work hard on my disability, learn about your work, and continue to learn history including social justice. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me. Please continue to advocate for health care reform, civil rights, and social justice.