Gertrude B. Elion was an American biochemist and pharmacologist who took part greatly in the development of pharmaceuticals that kill pathogens while leaving healthy cells unharmed. The pharmacologist is known to have once said, “I had no specific bent toward science until my grandfather died of cancer. I decided nobody should suffer that much.” With this idea in mind, Elion has been recognized to have played a large role in the development of pharmacology. Like Elion, I have gone through a hard time when my grandfather has suffered from stage 3 stomach cancer. Eventually, he got his whole stomach removed and was treated with chemo therapy. However like Elion mentioned, it is really hard to watch your relatives struggling.