Bravo, bravo! Such fine prose. As I read the story I was pretty incredulous over the part about 'since it only affects the poor nobody cares'. As if when was the last time you saw a multi-million dollar study put forth to find a cure for gout or tennis elbow? You see any stories about big grants to cure the diseases of the rich? You even hear of a list of the diseases of the rich? How is it then that we always hear about the poor? Jesus said "The poor you have with you always", and I think the people seeking funding know it, too.
No but it sounds like a great specialty to go into.