My name is Elyse and I’ve been eating plant based since 2011. Because I’m an emergency room nurse, I see it all, heart attacks, strokes, kidney disease, amputations, blindness (from diabetes) and it’s all so preventable. I sometimes feel like David against Goliath in trying to sway people away from their customary way of eating, of bucking the immense food system that our government tacitly (and deliberately) endorses but it’s so necessary. We can do better and we will. I feel like the kid throwing the one starfish back into the sea saying, “I made a difference for that one!” One at at time, that’s how we’ll do it, one at a time.