FDA: Save 12-Year-Old McKenzie Lowe; Grant Her Compassionate Use of Antineoplastons
  • Petitioning The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
FDA Commissioner, Margaret Hamburg, M.D
Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius
Governor of NH, Maggie Hassan
President Barack Obama

FDA: Save 12-Year-Old McKenzie Lowe; Grant Her Compassionate Use of Antineoplastons

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      Friends of McKenzie Lowe

We are the family of McKenzie -- a vibrant, giving, and sweet 12-year-old girl who was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), an inoperable brain tumor, on November 28, 2012. The median overall survival of children diagnosed with DIPG is approximately 9 months, making it one of the most devastating pediatric malignancies. But McKenzie still has hope in the form of Antineoplastons therapy – a treatment that could save her life if the FDA grants her compassionate use.

McKenzie loves playing basketball and soccer, spending time with her family and friends, and caring for the many pets she’s adopted, which include her horse Star, puppy Marshmellow, and bird Sparkle.  She is full of an amazing passion to live life to the fullest, despite her ongoing battle with this horrible disease.

But McKenzie is fast approaching the one year mark of her diagnosis, and her latest MRI revealed that the tumor has started to grow again.  We are running out of time, but not hope. Antineoplastons is the first and only cancer therapy in medical history to cure the type of tumor McKenzie has, and her doctors think it might save her.

But since the treatment is not yet approved by the FDA, McKenzie can’t access it without a "compassionate use" exemption. The FDA has made 471 exemptions for this treatment to date. Now, her family is hoping this petition will make the FDA add McKenzie to their list of people able to access this potentially life-saving treatment.

Please help our family save our amazing little girl by signing our petition.

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    • Noel Fletcher BELLOWS FALLS, VT
      • 1 day ago

      Why not give her a chance. It's her body and what could be worse than the alternative.

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      • 1 day ago

      To save a girls life, this is life and death, help save her now!

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    • Eddie Gilbert VICKSBURG, MS
      • 9 days ago

      All afflicted patients should have accessibility to all treatments immediately.

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    • Kelly Mathews LACONIA, NH
      • about 1 month ago

      Please approve this treatment for this little princess. She deserves a full life of health, happiness, and love. I wish McKenzie and her family faith, hope, and strength.

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    • T Dove VENTURA, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      Because it is for the health of the little girl

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