Men were going to the moon during my birth year, so there was a huge post-Apollo buzz while I was in the infant and junior schools. Watching Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica also helped. Then my grandfather was affected with a debilitating condition, which he eventually died from – aged 55 – during the 1980s. I was too young to do anything about it.
Time passed, then I became interested in biomedical engineering. I am now working on earlier detection of the disease which caused my grandfather to pass. Hopefully in time, I will be able to emulate Bones from Star Trek, as he waves a flashing saltshaker over someone’s chest and says: ‘Your ribs are broke.’ (Electronic whistle noise for a few seconds.) ‘It’s okay, they’re fixed. Take it easy for a few days.’
See Vincent Crabtree‘s website.