All of it [has been rewarding]. If I separated out the nursing piece in terms of caring for women (my professional job) versus the activist piece (my volunteer work), I love that going to Washington and being with women from all across the country, and going with them and walking the halls, and meeting with Congressmen; I did some testifying on genetic privacy legislation. I just absolutely love it; it gets my juices going. I wish I could do it full-time, I don't care if I get paid for it or not, I wish I could do it full-time. I think that is so much, for me, what it's about.
And it also makes me very appreciative - despite all the issues we have going on in this country - very appreciative of the democratic process. And how important it is that we remember that. There is no other country in the world where people can be as vocal as we are.
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