R.E.M – Everybody Hurts
When your day is long and the night,/The night is yours alone / When you’re sure you’ve had enough of this life,/ well hang on
Don’t let yourself go, ’cause everybody cries ,and everybody hurts
Sometimes…sometimes everything is wrong,/
Now it’s time to sing along
If you think you’ve had too much of this life, / well hang on / ‘Cause everybody hurts, / take comfort in your friends / Everybody hurts, / don’t throw your hands, oh now, /Don’t throw your hands
If you feel like you’re alone, no, no, no / you’re not alone / If you’re on your own in this life, the days and nights are long
When you think you’ve had too much, of this life, to hang on / Well everybody hurts, sometimes / Everybody cries, and everybody hurts, sometimes / everybody hurts sometimes so hold on, hold on, hold on…
Everybody hurts, you are not alone…
ABOUT AMALIA (thanks for reading)
«Every patient has the right to being respected and maintaining his dignity.»
(Greek law, article 47, L.2071/1992)
«Quacks should be the exception, you guys, not the norm…» (Amalia Kalyvinou , 1977-2007)
Since the age of 8, Amalia Kalyvinou started having pains. Despite her numerous visits to doctors and several admissions to hospitals, no-one managed to diagnose her in time with the benign neurinoma of her lower extremity, which was the actual diagnosis at that point. 17 years later, Amalia was told that the neurinoma had transformed by then into a malignant tumour.
For the next 5 years, Amalia not only had to fight with the cancerous disease and amputation, but also with a corrupt Greek National Health System: it ignores (by choice) the ongoing patient-to-doctor bribery and insists on time-consuming bureaucratic methods and practices. Besides radiotherapy and chemotherapy, Amalia had to face the financial exploitation by doctors that stood opposite to rather than by her side. On top of her pain, she had to endure the greediness of private clinics and the exhaustingly long waiting queues of the health insurance system, in order to get legal approval for some ridiculously low financial compensation.
Amalia passed away on Friday, May the 25th, 2007. She was just 30 years old…Before dying, she managed to document her experience and share it with us in her blog http://fakellaki.blogspot.com/. The promising literature graduate named in there each and every one of the doctors she had to bribe, praising at the same time the ones that honoured the Hippocratic Oath. Her testimony moved thousands of people that stood by her side all the way to the end.
read more and in almost every language here:
REM «losing my religion»
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Το MTV θα ολοκληρώσει τους εορτασμούς για την άφιξή του στη χώρα μας με μια πολλά υποσχόμενη συναυλία στο Καλλιμάρμαρο, στις 5 Οκτωβρίου, στην οποία θα συμμετάσχουν οι παγκοσμίου φήμης REM και Kaiser Chiefs καθώς και οι Gabriella Cilmi και C:Real. H είσοδος θα είναι, όπως και στις εκδηλώσεις του MTV Music Week, ελεύθερη.