My name is Dillon Steinhilber. I graduated in the class of 2012 from River Valley High School, about 5 minutes down the road from here. Nowadays I spend most of my time doing college stuff, like doing homework, studying, or actually being at class. I also work on the weekends at Rosa and Rocco's. Before college took over my life I enjoyed a wide multitude of things like working on my Camaro, woodworking, playing drum set, hanging out with my friends, having bonfires and just having fun in general. I live in the country so we shoot stuff a lot and have big bon-fire parties, its pretty awesome. I don't do any of those things nearly enough any more. Now I'm usually in my little corner office in my basement wondering how to write lab reports and being lost in the engineering pre-lab homework, but on my off days i take advantage of every hour that I don't have to be working.
In the essay that Atul Gawande wrote, On Washing Hands, he concluded "Until that moment, when I stood there looking at the sign on his door, it had not occurred to me that i might have given him that infection. But the truth is I may have. One of us certainly did." This quote is very alarming to me. How could the people who are supposed to make us better, actually be making us sick? It took me a minute to actually believe what I was reading, but then I realized that we're all human and we all get lazy and forget things. It made me rethink my view of the cleanliness of hospitals and their staff. It also made me really not want to ever have to go to a hospital because I really do not want to get MRSA.