A slot on Oprah would be nice I was actually thinking the same thing! It would take a lot of letters though...
This is the responce they gave... you can tell it was automated. But a real person did read the original message I sent because they spelled my name wrong when they responded (I took that part out).
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The Medical Research Council funds excellent Science with the aim of improving human health. Its work ranges from Science at the molecular level to public health research carried out in universities, hospitals and a network of units and institutes. The MRC works closely with the Health Departments in England and the devolved administrations, the NHS, other research councils, industry and charities. The results have led to some of the most significant discoveries in medical Science and benefited millions of people in the UK and around the world.
The MRC provides funding for research applications submitted by the scientific community in 'response mode', and does not normally commission research to address specific questions. When appropriate, high quality research in particularly areas of strategic importance may be given priority in competition for funds, but research excellence and importance to health continue to be the primary considerations in funding decisions.
The MRC always welcomes high quality applications for support into any aspect of human health and these are judged in open competition with other demands on funding.
I am afraid that the MRC is unable to comment on individual medical cases, nor are we able to recommend treatments, medical experts or centres of excellence.
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You might also be interested in the organisation People in Research (http://www.peopleinresearch.org/). This organisation helps members of the public make contact with organisations that want to actively involve them in clinical research. For example, this could be by helping to decide what gets researched or possibly carrying out part of the research.
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