Merck & Bristol-Myers Squibb: Save Locky's Dad. Provide Nick Auden access to the PD1 drug on a compassionate basis
  • Petitioned Kenneth Frazier

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CEO, Merck
Kenneth Frazier
CEO, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Lamberto Andreotti
Vice President, Oncology Clinical Research, Merck
Eric Rubin
Executive Director, Merck
Dr. Scot Ebbinghaus
Senior Vice President, Global Development and Medical Affairs, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Brian Daniels
President, U.S. Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Giovanni Caforio
Senior Vice President Oncology and Immunosciences Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Dr. Michael Giordano

Merck & Bristol-Myers Squibb: Save Locky's Dad. Provide Nick Auden access to the PD1 drug on a compassionate basis

    1. Petition by

      Amy Auden

      Lone Tree, CO

UPDATE: Thank you so very much to everyone for all your wonderful support since we launched our campaign just over 6 weeks ago. It has just been incredible (over 500,000 signatures!!!) and gives us strength to continue our campaign to get the PD-1 drug for Nick. Thank you again!

ABOUT OUR CAMPAIGN: Shortly after my husband Nick and I moved our family to Denver in 2011, two pieces of news changed our lives in a matter of 2 months: we learned we had a third child on the way, and Nick was diagnosed with Stage 4 Melanoma.

Nick is determined to beat this so our children -- Locky (7), Hayley (5), and Evan (1) -- can grow up with Dad beside them. Nick takes on each new battle with melanoma with audacity -- determined to win and constantly assuring others that he will jump the next hurdle. And he always does. 

Most of all, Nick shows incredible dedication to our kids every single day. A few weeks ago, he even slipped home from the hospital to make sure he got to watch the big game at home with Locky before surgery, and he doesn't miss a chance to take Hayley bike-riding or to teach little Evan a new word.

But we've hit a critical time in Nick's battle against cancer. While Stage 4 melanoma has long been considered incurable, a new anti-PD-1 ("PD-1") wonderdrug is showing remarkable results for patients like Nick. But the drug, which is being developed by BristolMyers Squibb and Merck, is still undergoing clinical trials and may not be available to the public for 12 to 18 months. My husband doesn’t have that long to wait. 

I can't imagine life without Nick. I can't imagine telling Locky he has to watch the big game alone, telling Hayley that Daddy can't take her bike-riding anymore, or knowing that my youngest son won't even remember his dad. I can't live with that possibility and I won't. I will never stop fighting to save my husband.

Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb have the power to grant Nick single patient access to PD-1 right away under compassionate use laws. We’ve been told that this is our last hope for saving my husband’s life. 

I believe Nick can jump this last hurdle if Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb give him that chance. 

Please join Locky, Hayley, Evan, and me in asking Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb to provide PD-1 to Nick, so he can win against melanoma.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 500,000 signatures
    2. Reached 300,000 signatures



    Sep 14, 2013

    #Savelockysdad Sign the petition here, every child deserves to grow up with their dad @SaveLockysDad Rooting for you!

    Teresa Palmer


    Sep 16, 2013

    "@AlisonCSchwalm: Pls take a few minutes to view & sign this petition #SaveLockysDad #NickAuden"

    Cathy Freeman


    Sep 16, 2013

    "@RossSparksPhoto: @tmorello @nilslofgren hey guys can we get a RT please? Save Locky's dad #melanoma"

    Tom Morello


    Sep 09, 2013

    Please help Hawks fan Nick Auden by signing a petition that could save his life: #SaveLockysDad

    Hawthorn FC


    Sep 06, 2013

    Merck & BMS: Save Locky's Dad. Provide Nick Auden access to the PD1 drug on a compassionate basis via @change

    Clare Bowditch


    Sep 01, 2013

    5600 more signatures to SAVE A FATHER'S LIFE. PLEASE SIGN THIS w just a click!! #BristolMyers

    Sarah Silverman

    Reasons for signing

    • James Blakeman LITTLE BAY, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 month ago

      To help that poor family's dad and for one person husband.

    • Chynna Blakeman AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 month ago

      No one should loose their dad because of a medical problem. If theres a resolution then lets use it and help cure Nick.

    • Penny Lee AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 month ago

      If it is true that there is no other proven drug that can help this man, then I see no reason why he should not be allowed to try the drug that it still on trial if he does so fully understanding its indeterminate nature in terms of ability to cure melanoma.

    • lydia norlund BLUE SPRINGS, MO
      • about 1 month ago

      nick's life could be saved. please merck and bristol myers squibb act quickly to save this father, husband,son, brother and friend. may people love him and need him well. thank you for being so compassionate.

    • Chris Peak AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 month ago

      lt could happen to me. Who knows. Good luck with your attempt.


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