WASHINGTON, DC: President Trump was speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition when he called up bone cancer survivor Natalie Harp. The President asked Harp to talk about the Right to Try act. Right to try gives terminally ill patients a chance to try potentially life saving drugs before FDA approval.
Natalie Harp – healthcare survivor
Natalie Harp is one of the first to benefit from Right to Try. Remarkably her bone cancer is now in complete remission. Called on stage to speak, Natalie delivered what has to be the most heartfelt endorsement of Donald Trump ever seen.
Using the parable of the Good Samaritan from the Bible, she described her desperate straights, lying on the side of the road, and how Donald Trump and Right to Try were her Good Samaritans.
How modern medicine fails the sick and dying
When the medical establishment saw her plight, the response was to tell her to take opioids and wait for death. When the political establishment saw her on the roadside, beaten and dying, they told her they would help her die with dignity.
But when Donald Trump saw her on the side of the road he picked her up and carried her to safety. He got approval, after 40 years of effort, for Right to Try. His actions saved Natalie’s life.
Her testimony makes the point better than any words can. Natalie Harp explains what the parable of the Good Samaritan is all about:
Who is Natalie Harp
As we see in the video, Natalie Harp is a bright, beautiful young lady who now has a full life ahead of her. What you don’t see is that Harp has fought hard against stage two bone cancer for most of her life. Adding salt to her wounds, a 2015 medical error left her wheelchair-bound and in constant pain. There was no know cure for her condition. With no FDA approved treatment, her quality of life, her very life, was slipping quickly away.
Before Right to Try became national law, Harp spent four years without treatment options. “It took President Trump going to Washington to be able to get that [more treatment options] for me.”
After two rounds of aggressive chemotherapy were unable to stop her cancer, she tried opioids, medical marijuana and barbiturates, but could not find relief from her pain. She was counseled to stop eating and drinking. To die with dignity. (VSED).
After receiving access to experimental treatments through right-to-try legislation, Natalie’s condition improved substantially.
“I’m walking. I am healthy. I am living the quality of life that I always wanted.” She continued, “I’m not dying from cancer any more thanks to President Trump, I’m living with cancer.”
National right-to-try legislation in law
President Trump signed the Right to Try legislation that gives patients with terminal illnesses access to potentially lifesaving treatment options – before the Food and Drug Administration slow process approves them. By requiring permission from only the patient, their physician, and the drug provider to administer treatment, right-to-try laws cut the FDA out of the picture.
As a consequence, patients are granted more options to prolong their lives with fewer regulatory barriers. Involving government, as Democrats want, in the management of healthcare risks the rights of terminally ill patients to try experimental medication to prolong their lives. Forty two million U.S. citizens are suffering from a terminal illness or know someone who is in a fight for their lives.
Government run healthcare is a battle that every American must fight. A fight, for Natalie Harp, that starts with Trump’s 2020 re-election
Thank you, President Trump! You promised to fight for us and now we’re going to fight for you in 2020! 🇺🇸🙏 https://t.co/TnB22ekkfD
— Natalie J. Harp, MBA 🇺🇸 (@NatalieJHarp) June 14, 2019
Lede Image: President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks at a Faith and Freedom Coalition Road to Majority 2019 Conference Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)