From the Author
My first experience with this devastating illness was over ten years ago. When a friend called me, sick and afraid, I had no idea what mercury poisoning was. She explained that after she had seen 60 different doctors, finally one natural medicine doctor had figured out the cause of her baffling illness. Mercury poisoning is a dreadful experience that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. Besides all kinds of strange symptoms and pains, it also has the power to take away your peace of mind. Looking back on this event, I can't help to feel a bit guilty for occasionally doubting her many aches and complaints. But I do not have a science or medical background and when I took on the responsibility of caring for her, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. While I was serving as her nurse for three months, many things went wrong with her care. Foremost was the lack of knowledge and sometimes compassion from the different 60 doctors she visited during her illness. I think that more the government's fault than the doctor's, because the government controls what these doctors learn in medical school
About the Author
Elizabeth Hong is a Colombian writer, producer and director who moved to the United States at the age of 10 with her family. At the age of 20 she moved to New York City to pursue acting at the school of Film an Television and later on she became a lifestyle photographer. Elizabeth returned to Miami, Florida where she met her current husband Daniel Montoya and in 2006 they both formed a video production company. During this time she produced several video projects ranging from music videos to commercial spots and in 2008 she wrote, produced and directed her first documentary, The Born To Win. Her second documentary, Mercury Undercover (2011) which she also wrote, produced and directed was part of the official selection at Cinema Verde, an environmental film festival in Florida. Elizabeth's first publication, is an adaptation of her film Mercury Undercover (2012). An E-book that unveils a gripping tale that will make you think twice before you eat your next catch-of-the-day or plan your next visit to the dentist's office. She currently lives in Irving, Texas with her husband.