At work today they sent out a company-wide email. Someone at the studio is battling cancer and receiving stem cell treatment. The email wanted people to sign up to become a donor for stem cells because it was so helpful for the person with cancer.
I thought this was a great idea so I read the email further about the requirements for being a donor. I quickly saw that you had to be in good health and between the ages of 17 and 35. I felt a slight sting because I am over 35 years of age. I could not be considered a stem cell donor. At least from this point of view my body was too old to help anyone. What a bummer.
I turn to my co-worker next to me who was also reading the email at his desk. He’s also over the age of 35 and we both sat there thinking how old and useless we were.
Getting old sucks.