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Operation White Coat

Discussion in 'Seventh-day Adventist Church DIR' started by Ðanisty, Dec 24, 2005.

  1. Ðanisty

    Ðanisty Well-Known Member

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    Well, there is nothing in this forum, but I can't imagine where else I should start this thread, so hopefully some Adventists will actually see this...lol. If this should be posted someplace a little more public, then feel free to move it.

    I am not a Seventh Day Adventist myself. In fact, I'm not even a Christian. My father though was SDA and he was part of Operation White Coat, which I am understanding was comprised of Adventists because of their health practices (no alcohol, no drugs, no smoking, etc.) I find it very interesting and I've never actually met someone else who either was a White Coat or even knew one. It may seem silly to some, but I'm really proud that my father was involved. I haven't researched it deeply, but I have heard that every single White Coat earned an honorable discharge, which I think is awesome and really says something about the integrity of those involved. If anyone has any stories to share, I'd love to hear them.

    I have a somewhat interesting story in which my father inadvertently saved my mom (and myself by default) before they even met. Tularemia (rabbit fever) is among the illnesses that the White Coats studied. A few years before I was born, my mom was cutting up a chicken for dinner and accidentally cut herself. She became sick although the rest of the family was fine. It turns out that the chicken had Tularemia and because it went straight into her bloodstream, she got it as well. The cooked chicken didn't affect everyone else. She ended up having to go to the hospital and had a 104 degree fever for over a week. It took the doctors awhile to figure out what was wrong, but once they figured it out, they had a treatment for her. I attribute the treatment, at least in part, to the research done by the White Coats. I think it's awesome that my dad had something to do with that.
     
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    That's awesome.
     
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  3. Ðanisty

    Ðanisty Well-Known Member

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    Oh Becky, you didn't have to respond to this old thread just because we talked about it on MSN. That was very sweet of you though. :hug:
     
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    I thought people should see it though, so I shamlessly bumped it.:) Hope you don't mind.
     
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    Hmmm, would be interesting to hear more about the White Coats. Sounds like they did lots of good things....any more to share?
     
  6. Ðanisty

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    I was actually hoping to find more stories...lol. Unfortunately it seems that not very many people online were affected by Operation White Coat. If you'd like, I can ask my Dad some more questions.
     
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    Sure Danisty.....never heard of them till I read this thread. They deserve some recognition. :)
     
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    Thought this needed a bump. Anyone else know anything about this?
     
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    I have heard of this and saw something on it on PBS.

    I to know many SDA, they have many Hospitals, most famous one I know is Loma Linda University Medical Center.
     
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    my father was also in operation whitecoat. there was a reunion of available members in 2009 @ the SDA in frederick md, which i attended with my father. i happen have a group picture and there were about 200 people attending, including a medical doctor who conducted and administered a majority of the operation testing at ft. detrick. i've often wondered if anything was passed on to the children of these veterans. during my 41 years on this earth i can recall 4 times of serious sickness including high temps up to 109 degrees - thats high! yet i survived, and all of these events occured when i was younger (before age 14). since then i've been resistant to common colds and even the flu. is there any correlation or simply an anamoly.
    :angel2:Gods will be done - Amen !
     
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    why was my post taken off
     
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    There's no record of it ever showing up here, so what probably happened was that the 15 minute automatic log-out happened while you were creating the post.
     
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