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Mom Dying of Cancer, Pleading FDA to give drug for Compassionate Use





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Published on Apr 16, 2012

Thank you for all your help, please join me in my quest to help others advocate for themselves and live by keeping in touch via Facebook - become a friend -

I am stage 4 breast cancer and am in final stages. I have a beautiful son, Cameron age 11 that is watching me die little by little each day, as well as my husband. It is tearing us up and so many other families are going through this too. The most unfortunate part is that there is a very promising drug for me, Pertuzumab that the FDA is just sitting on since December and does not plan on releasing it until June 2012. I am not expected to make it to June, my liver is engulfed with tumors and I am wasting away. In this video, which we did not plan, I am reading cards that I have filled out for my son from age 12-25 for birthdays, graduation, wedding et.... I am trying to leave him pieces of me to comfort him and let him know how much I love him - he is my world. I can handle dying but not leaving my son. You see I want to finish my mission here and raise my baby to manhood. For years I have watched other women die waiting on the FDA to release a drug that has concluded all their trials and data and they would not give the drug for compassionate use then either. I do NOT qualify for any trials as my disease has progressed to much. We must stand together and not let anyone else die WAITING. Please help by passing on this video link and writing to your local congressman or senator. Support the NBCC, National Breast Cancer Coalition as they are fighting for us and with us to make compassionate use a standard. It may be too late for me but there are so many others waiting and yet to come. Blessings.

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