Mikaela Knapp

Mikaela Knapp, 25, and her husband Keith weren’t your typical newlyweds. The couple met in the 5th grade and began dating in high school, eventually moving across the country together to attend Stanford and Berkeley and marrying shortly after. But that sweet story is overshadowed by what happened last October: Mikaela was diagnosed with stage […]

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The ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Bill

In a bi-partisan effort to bring Oscar-winning attention to patients who require additional treatment, Dems and GOPs lobby to pass a possible life-saving legislation. In the much-acclaimed movie Dallas Buyers Club, a man dying of AIDS smuggles illegal drugs from Mexico, defies the Federal Drug Administration and its jackbooted agents, and succeeds in prolonging his […]

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Tracy Canter

Tracy Canter lost her mother to breast cancer two years ago. Once diagnosed with the deadly disease, her mother was required to drive 8 hours to Redlands, California every couple of weeks to receive the best available medicine as opposed to getting it in her home of Tucson. With little money left to travel and […]

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Josh Thompson

Kathleen Thompson’s son Josh was diagnosed with ALS in 2007. After many promises from the FDA and much time spent working to get the necessary treatments, Josh was denied access to possibly life-saving medicine, crippling this young man’s ability to live. NY Times: Fighting for a Last Chance at Life Please share his story!

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Nick Auden

Locky’s dad wasn’t one of the lucky ones. Nick Auden was just 41 when he died last year of melanoma. When he was diagnosed with the disease in 2011, the avid athlete and father of three was hopeful that a promising clinical trial for what he called a “wonder drug” might extend his life, but […]

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Diego Morris

“A little soreness is just a symptom of a dual sport athlete.” That was the thought that Diego Morris and his family had when the ten-year-old woke up with pain in his left leg and back in 2012. When the doctors diagnosed him, Diego’s family realized it was much worse. Osteosarcoma, a rare form of […]

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Jordan McLinn

“I like rehab,” Jordan told the Indiana House representatives. “I like being a fireman. And I like rescuing people.” But, Jordan’s parents had a very serious message to share: the right to try an experimental drug to save their son. “This is my son and he’s a real person that’s running around here like he […]

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Amanda Wilcox

Thousands of Tennesseans worship with her every Sunday, and Tuesday night, thousands cheered her on as she battles cancer. Amanda Wilcox is just 30 years old. The worship leader and popular background singer went to a doctor just a few weeks ago with complaints of stomach pain. Wilcox was stunned by her diagnosis of advanced stage […]

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