A Plea For Compassionate Treatment

Andrea Sloan

A Plea For Compassionate Treatment

At age 37, Andrea Sloan was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Now her cancer is back, and one experimental drug could save her life. The manufacturer BioMarin must approve its use and has thus far refused to do so. She has now taken her fight to D.C.

http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/andrea-sloan-fighting-for-cancer-treatment/522f87d02b8c2a44f7000427

Petition to help Andrea receive the medication that could save her life:

https://www.change.org/petitions/biomarin-pharmaceutical-give-andrea-sloan-andi-sloan-access-to-the-cancer-drug-that-could-save-her-life

The facebook page to support her with the petition link: Feel free to friend and show your support: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAndisArmy

Please feel free to reblog to help her get the treatment to save her life. And, to also help open the door for others like Andrea

About The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; Richard Olney, United States Secretary of State, expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in settling a boundary dispute between the United Kingdom and Venezuela; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for "gross indecency" under Britian's recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When the news of Wilde's conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide, it threw a small Nevada town into chaos. This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the news of Oscar Wildes' imprisonment. It is chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing. Paulette Mahurin, the author, is a Nurse Practitioner who lives in Ojai, California with her husband Terry and their two dogs--- Max and Bella. She practices women's health in a rural clinic and writes in her spare time. All profits from her book are going to animal rescue, Santa Paula Animal Shelter, the first and only no-kill shelter in Ventura County, CA, where she lives. (see links below on Ventura County Star Article & Shelter) To find out more please go the The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap on facebook or Amazon or e-mail us at the gavatar addresses. Thank you. (photos: of Paulette, her family, and a reading at The Ojai Art Center, July 2012)
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33 Responses to A Plea For Compassionate Treatment

  1. Signed. Why WOULDN”T EVERYONE want to do what might save a life?

    • Good question!

      The drug company has their agenda. Andrea is bringing to light what happens to thousands of cancer patients daily. The drug company wants to be assured of FDA approval and their bottom line, money return. Some companies risk and do the compassionate thing, others won’t because they’re afraid of their product being tainted. In this case, with Andrea, it will be interesting to watch because it’s very high profile and she’s an attorney with FDA approval to take the drug. My hope and prayer is that this opens the door to more compassionate treatment and hope for cancer patients.

      Thank you for signing!

  2. seeker says:

    Signed, sealed and delivered. I hope she will received the treatment.

  3. cindy knoke says:

    signing. so sorry for her~

  4. cindy knoke says:

    signed it. beautiful woman with my daughters name. prayers for her!

  5. Signed.
    The drug is available, the patient is willing. A no-brainer.

    • Thank you, Tess! I wrote to Colleen above, that the drug company has its agenda and there is a slippery slope. Of course, I always side with the patient and compassionate treatment if available. But, the downside is if a drug works 90% of the time and the drug company allows everyone in and that other 10% isn’t effective, depending on the sample of the study (# people on it) it could skew the results and prevent FDA approval which then would have a greater impact on more patients up the road. Even with the best of people, compassionate researchers and doctors who really do want to help, there is this challenge. Once the drug is available then it becomes an issue of access and affordability. If we lived in a different world with values on something other than money there might be less suffering from beautiful women/people like Andrea. I pray she gets the drug and it opens the door for others and that it doesn’t impede the drug from making it to market if it really does help woman with ovarian cancer.

  6. jmsabbagh says:

    Heartfelt case .The drug companies manipulate the fate of the patient.I am for allowing her to try the medicine .I pray miracles do happen.

  7. Add my name to the list!

  8. FreeRangeCow says:

    Goooo Andrea!!!!!!! #PrayersAddedAlso

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