I also want to bring your attention to one of the last quotes in the article: "I don't want to be negative, and I continue to participate in research, but do I have a lot of hope? No, because I keep watching my loved ones go away." I don't know what to think of this quote comparing the idea of hope along with participation in research. Hope is surrounded by the idea of possibly getting an answer (in my opinion), which coincides with an idea behind research. I will have to continue thinking about this, but just wanted to get that out there before I forget.
In regards to the stylistic part of writing of this blog I attempted to use the hook and engaging the audience. I sincerely attempted to have a conversation with the reader, which I feel I did by sharing something many can relate with me as well as posing a statement that will hopefully require further thought. I also used the hyperlink and added an image for matters of style as well.