by Max Goodwin
Jamie Lober has built a reputation as a faithful and uncompromising source of knowledge and influence in the political and healthcare worlds, endorsing the likes of Allen West. “My former Congressman is a hero and one of the bravest and toughest to carry the torch in the conservative movement,” said Lober. When asked about the future of the district, Lober shifts the limelight back to West. “West conceded with two outstanding take-home messages, that God closes a door so he can open a greater one and that Lincoln only served one term in Congress, so we cannot feel discouraged,” said Lober. Reflecting on his service, Lober credits his likable personality and ability to speak his mind intelligently as his best assets. “Sure he said that drivers with Obama stickers are threats to the gene pool but someone has to say what no one else wants to hear,” said Lober.
Now that we can take a break from fast-paced nature of the campaign season, Lober found a new calling which she describes as gratifying and less controversial. “As the Public Relations Chairman for the American Cancer Society – South Palm Beach Chapter, I am anxious to get up every morning because I get to teach people how to become healthier and support the best charity around, so I do not consider it work at all,” said Lober. She has also quickly become one of the most vocal and influential advocates for National Institutes of Health and serves on the Pheo Para Troopers Alliance. “The mission of the Pheo Para Troopers Alliance is to empower and support patients by arming them with information and doing all they can to find cures,” said Lober.
Having been on the health education side of things for a decade and spending almost as long ensuring her father wins the fight, Lober offers some words of advice. “I would have to tell people to get the facts about the disease, learn what is new as far as treatments, trust your doctors, get support, have hope, pray, sing, dance and have confidence in your ability to face the rocky road ahead,” said Lober. It is about taking control of the things you can to fight contemporary issues including chronic disease. “Take the issue of poverty for example; one of my role models, Senator Rick Santorum, said there are three ways to prevent it: working, graduating from high school and getting married before you have children,” said Lober.
In terms of chronic disease, Lober said it is through her job in health communications as President of Talk Health with Jamie, Inc. as well as the appointments on health advisory boards which she feels honored to hold that she is making a difference. “I have to raise awareness, stress the importance of research to develop better diagnostic tests and treatments and talk about how diseases affect patients’ lives,” said Lober. She goes on to inform us that the National Institutes of Health are celebrating Rare Disease Day on February 28 and March 1, 2013 and that this year’s theme is the global genes project. “Our slogan is wear that you care and we are asking people to wear their favorite pair of jeans to demonstrate support for people fighting rare and genetic diseases,” said Lober.
Lober stresses that everybody should do something to fight back against the cancer crisis in our nation. “Cancer does not discriminate and neither do I when delivering vital health information,” said Lober. In closing, Lober makes a case for how important continued research is for all who are fighting these devastating diseases including her father. “He is one of the most mentally strong men I know and if I have my way I will continue to be involved in women’s health, conservative politics and the elimination of cancer from the world and when I take my big voice to the U.S. Senate, my father will be around to see it,” said Lober.