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My mom has terminal cancer, don't turn your back on her

My name is John. My mom, Karen Oberg, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer about 9 months ago. While this has been a really hard time for us, I've been fortunate to be able to take leave from my job and spend these last months with her. Things were going well until recently when scans revealed the cancer was still very prevalent. From what doctors told us, she may only have one or two months to live. I need your help because our insurance company is bullying us around right in the middle of my mom's second-line chemotherapy. Her insurance company, Total Health Care, is not living up to its promise -- or name. Out of the blue, Total Health Care decided they would no longer allow my mom to continue going to the University of Michigan to receive treatment. The insurance company has been covering us for the University of Michigan for seven months now, so why are they all of a sudden refusing to continue her coverage when she only has months to live? On Monday, January 20, no more than 12 hours before she was scheduled to receive chemotherapy treatment, we got a call from U of M notifying us that Total Health Care refused to continue covering my mom's treatment there. We were heartbroken upon hearing this, and we were confused about why Total Health Care didn't have the heart to call us directly. After hours upon hours of pleading with Total Health Care over the phone, they wouldn't budge. This is especially frustrating because we're waiting to hear about the status of an operation which can help alleviate some of my mom's pain. The care and compassion we felt from U of M means nothing to them, and my mom is being looked at as nothing more than a dollar sign and a statistic to this insurance company. After a poor experience with a misdiagnosis from my mom's previous hospital and after establishing incredible relationships with doctors at U of M, we have built a true bridge of trust. It's the only place my mom feels comfortable, and as she recently told me, "Hearing bad news at U of M is easier than taking good news from the other hospitals we've been to." Even with a three hour round trip, we know the University of Michigan has so much care and compassion, which we feel from all of the U of M staff and doctors, particularly her oncologist. Their warmth is unmatched throughout the health care system. I ask and thank you for supporting us in our effort to convince Total Health Care to allow us to continue receiving treatment at University of Michigan. After being through so much together, my mom and I want these last few months together to be as joyful as possible. Quality health care from doctors we know and trust is all we ask for. She is currently not receiving chemotherapy because of her discontinued service. Continuing treatment at University at Michigan is how that can happen and we are so thankful for you support on my petition!

John Oberg
186,614 supporters
Petitioning President Donald Trump, President of the United States, United States Supreme Court, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United Healthcare, Total Health Care, Jerry Brown, Califo...

Protect Mothers Rights During ChildBirth! #MothersVoice

You can donate for my surgery here I'm very grateful that you took the time to listen to my story.  I am not doing this for myself alone, but for all women who have suffered at the hands of negligence. I understand that we all have our own hardships and injustices. I also understand that doctors and their teams make mistakes, therefore it's not about the medical staff but about the system. The system that's in place does not provide rights for women in childbirth. It does not allow even a chance for the medical staff to resolve their mistakes with the patient.  The system in place only allows recovery of $250,000, thousand dollars which means that it is economically impossible for any mother to hold a hospital and staff accountable for gross negligence. During these past 18 months, I've connected with many hundreds of mothers who went through the same horrible experience.  They too are embarrassed, to share intimate details, like I did. I've consulted over 150 attorneys who declined to take my case. Behind me are a multitude of  mothers who were similarly damaged.  I am fully aware of how difficult it is to bring change to systems in the United States. However, if you spend your 30 seconds by signing the petition, you'll provide an opportunity for women to have the ability to hold hospitals and doctors accountable for gross negligence.By signing this petition, you are requesting that the recovery ceiling of malpractice law be lifted for gross negligence on a mother giving birth.By singing this petition you will protect us, mothers, who don't have rights under this system.If you are a citizen of California of voting age, please sign this petition If you are a citizen of another State, please sign this petition and also  start a petition in your home state if there are malpractice ceilings where you live.Together we can make this change! Every year in the United States, 65,000 women with pregnancy or childbirth nearly die. This is by far worst record in the developed countries. Approximately 28,000 babies are born with birth injuries each year. In spite of it all, hospitals refuse to carry responsibility and women in childbirth remain unprotected. We would like to change that on a national level. Every Voice Counts! My name is Kristina and I would like to share with you how my life turned into a nightmare due to negligence at Mercy San Juanhospital in Sacramento, CA.  Perhaps my story will help many to get justice with similar experience. On September 30th 2016, at 3:33am, I gave birth to our wonderful son Moses. But memories of my labor still bring many tears. My pregnancy was very normal and the anticipated labor was supposed to be the same. It was my first long waited pregnancy and I did everything possible for my baby to be healthy. When I was around 36 weeks pregnant, around 1:00am I arrived to the hospital with contractions. I knew that I was in full labor because my contractions were 2-3 min apart. I requested epidural right away, they prepared me but the wait for the anesthesiologist took 2 hours. Obviously, it was too late. At 3:15, I was fully dilated with all of the medical personnel ready to assist me with pushing and welcoming my baby. On the fourth contraction, when the head of the baby was visible, someone ran into the room to get my doctors assistance for another patient. ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE ran out of the room leaving me with contractions and urge to push. I was abandoned by medical staff as I was pushing my crowning baby out. Their negligent act endangered my baby and me. My husband was in shock, ran out after them begging them to come back. I was in so much pain and terrified that my baby would fall on the floor, and no one would be there to catch him. As a result, the repercussions of their act ended detrimental. My husband returned without help. In the meantime, my strong urge to push was only getting stronger which led to the beginning of my tearing. When the medical team returned, without any examination of the changes, they took my legs and started pushing on my stomach, making me tear to the 4th degree. They extend through the anal sphincter and into the mucous membrane that lines the rectum.  In a few seconds my baby flew out of me and the doctor caught him in the air. My baby was very small, only 5,6lbs, which makes it impossible to injure the mother with a weight this small if proper help was administered during labor. Immediately, they told me that surgery under anesthesia will be performed and any future children would be c section only. After I was discharged, the stitches started to fall apart. The wound became dangerously infected. I did not trust Mercy, so I went to Sutter Roseville. When they examined me, they were shocked about my story and to see how my recoverywas failing. After a few checkups with my obgyn who is affiliated with Mercy, I was promised that everything will heal and that I just need time and patience. A year and a half passed, the suffering and pain continue. On January 2018, after many tests I was informed that I need full reconstructive surgery. I am in constant pain because I have severe nerve damage. Pain episodes return me to the emergency room for intensive pain management. I’m constantly on pain killers. Because of the negligence of Mercy San Juan, I became disabled. Because of my immobility, the impact on my husband and family cannot be understated. I’m terrified of my bathroom trips, every sneeze or cough bring me fear. Any of these things could lead to rupture and emergency intervention. We tried talking with the hospital, I begged them to operate me, but they don’t want to be accountable for their negligence. However, they recognized that medical personnel left me alone. The only answer I get from them “We will not be talking to you without an attorney”. I asked to investigate my case, and they assured me they would, but it never happened. They consulted their own obgyn who expressed their own opinion, obviously to protect themselves. No investigation was performed. Many attorneys that I spoke to refused to take my case. Their response was “we can only protect a child, it’s almost impossible to protect mother” I only have one option now, and it’s to ask for your help. With your help justice can be served, and I will finally be able to have reconstructive surgery. My life can get to normal, and I can enjoy motherhood fully, without fear and pain. Only with your help, we can protect mother’s rights during childbirth.

Kristina Kalmykov-Oselska
10,130 supporters
Petitioning Cm Of Uttarakhand, Sports, Athletics, Paralympics , Narendra Modi, Presiden Of India, Rajyawardhan Singh Rathore, cms hospital, The Department for Health and Social Care, United States Department o...

नेशनल लेवल खिलाड़ी गरिमा के लिए उठाएं आवाज़, ताकि उत्तराखंड सरकार करे मदद

कई मैडल जीतने वाली एथलीट गरिमा जोशी आज लड़ रही है जिंदगी और मौत की जंग।आपका समर्थन ही बचा सकता है जान उत्तराखंड सरकार ने ‘बेटी बचाओ, बेटी पढ़ाओ’ नारे में जिस बेटी की तस्वीर लगाई, आज वो अपने इलाज के लिए पाई-पाई की मोहताज है। ‘उत्तराखंड की उड़नपरी’ एथलीट गरिमा जोशी, जिसने देशभर की कई खेल प्रतियोगिताओं में मेडल जीता, आज उसे आपकी ज़रूरत है। इस पेटीशन पर हस्ताक्षर करें और जितना हो सके शेयर करें ताकि शासन-प्रशासन उसके इलाज में मदद कर गरिमा की जान बचाएं। इलाज के लिए आज गरिमा का घर तक नीलाम होने की कगार पर है, हम सबको मिलकर कुछ करना होगा। हमारा साथ दें। गरिमा ने साल 2013 में सबसे पहले देहरादून में आयोजित मैराथन में तीसरा स्थान प्राप्त किया। साल 2014 में उन्होंने अहमदाबाद में नेशनल गेम्स में हिस्सा लिया। इसके अगले साल गरिमा ने नेशनल बास्केटबॉल चैंपियनशिप भी खेली। पिछले साल 31 मई 2018 को हुई एक दुर्घटना के बाद गरिमा की ज़िंदगी एकदम से बदल गई। बेंगलुरू में प्रैक्टिस के दौरान गरिमा अपने ग्रुप से 100 मीटर पीछे थी तभी अचानक एक कार ने गरिमा को टक्कर मार दी। इस हादसे में उनकी रीढ़ की हड्डी में चोट आ गई और गरिमा के दोनों पैरों ने काम करना बंद कर दिया और वो व्हीलचेयर पर आ गई। व्हीलचेयर पर आने के बाद खेलों के प्रति गरिमा का जोश कम नहीं हुआ, उसने इसे जारी रखा। व्हीलचेयर पर ही उन्होंने गेम्स के लिए अभ्यास करना शुरू किया। पिछले साल दिल्ली में हुई एयरटेल दिल्ली हाफ मैराथन में उन्होंने पहला स्थान भी हासिल किया। इसके अलावा उन्होंने दूसरी प्रतियोगिताओं में भी हिस्सा लिया। इतना कुछ देखने के बाद भी गरिमा कहती हैं कि "मैं व्हीलचेयर पर पैरालम्पिक में भारत की तरफ से खेलूंगी और देश के लिए मैडल जीतकर भारत का नाम विश्व भर में रोशन करूंगी।'' गरिमा अब पैराएथलीट है, परंतु मुसीबतों ने उसका पीछा नहीं छोड़ा, एक गंभीर घाव अब उभर कर सामने आया। जिसकी वजह से गरिमा को बेंगलुरु के अस्पताल में भर्ती कराना पड़ा। जहाँ डॉक्टरों ने गरिमा के ऑपरेशन का खर्चा 8 लाख रुपये बताया। पैसो का इंतजाम करने के लिए गरिमा के पिता पूरन चंद्र जोशी ने कई जगह गुहार लगाई पर मदद नहीं मिली तो गरिमा के पिता ने राष्ट्रपति से गुहार लगाई है की राष्ट्रपति जी गरिमा को इच्छा-मृत्यु की आज्ञा प्रदान करें। यदि गरिमा का समय पर ऑपरेशन नहीं होता, तो उसकी जान भी जा सकती थी। कुछ दिन पहले गरिमा के पिता ने गरिमा के ऑपरेशन के लिए 3 लाख रूपए 10 % ब्याज पर ले लिए ,जिसके बाद अस्पताल गरिमा का ऑपरेशन करने को तैयार हो गया। 3 दिन पहले गरिमा का सफलतापूर्वक ऑपरेशन भी हो गया,परन्तु गरिमा के पिता को बकाया लगभग 5 लाख रूपए अस्पताल को कुछ समय के अंतराल में जमा करने होंगे। हमने ये पेटीशन शुरू किया है ताकि उत्तराखंड सरकार गरिमा के इलाज का खर्च उठाए। गरिमा ने उत्तराखंड का मान-सम्मान कई बार देशभर में बढ़ाया ,एक्सीडेंट के समय हालाँकि सरकार ने गरिमा के इलाज में मदद भी की थी लेकिन ये मदद नाकाफी साबित हुई । उत्तराखंड के माननीय मुख्यमंत्री श्री त्रिवेंद्र सिंह रावत जी से अनुरोध है कि इस मुद्दे पर जल्द से जल्द संज्ञान लें और उत्तराखंड की उड़नपरी की मदद करें। इस पेटीशन पर हस्ताक्षर करें और जितना हो सके शेयर करें।

Rishabh Awasthi
507 supporters
Petitioning Department of Health, Total Health Care

Snail Fever, Relieve it Forever!

Schistosomiasis a chronic and acute disease which is commonly known as snail fever. One of the common causes of this disease include larva or parasites being released by fresh water snails that penetrate in the skin of humans. This can occur in contaminated waters where snails are of great population. Although, Schistosomiasis is a chronic illness it could not possibly kill you immediately but it can bring about serious complications that can damage internal organs. This damage is mainly due to the egg migration of the parasites in the body. Furthermore, other causes that could lead to Schistosomiasis include hygiene related concerns. In the Philippines, 2,222 Filipinos are get infected coming from 189 municipalities and 28 provinces around the country. Snail fever may sound like a silly name for such a severe illness but this must not stop us from preventing it as much as we can. There is an increase hospital visits occurring that is related with the disease, Schistosomiasis. Person can be infected if they come in contact with contaminated water such as in rivers, lakes and the like. This disease can destroy person’s liver, bladder and other parts of the body. The parasite will release larvae and emerge from snail that goes inside the skin and grow into adult worms that lives in the blood. Person’s urine and poo can take away the parasites inside their body. However, these worms will never stop laying eggs until the infected person get treated. Since Schistosomiasis is common in tropical areas, especially in poor communities without access to safe drinking water and sanitation, Schistosomiasis can be prevented through following some simple precautionary measures. 1.       Avoid swimming or wading in freshwater when you are in countries in which schistosomiasis occurs. Swimming in the ocean and in chlorinated swimming pools is safe.  2.       Drink safe water. Although schistosomiasis is not transmitted by swallowing contaminated water, if your mouth or lips come in contact with water containing the parasites, you could become infected. Bring your water to a rolling boil for at least 1 minute will kill any harmful parasites, bacteria, or viruses present. Iodine treatment alone WILL NOT GUARANTEE that water is safe and free of all parasites.  3.       Water used for bathing should be brought to a rolling boil for 1 minute to kill any cercariae, and then cooled before bathing to avoid scalding. Water held in a storage tank for at least 1 - 2 days should be safe for bathing.  4.       Vigorous towel drying after an accidental, very brief water exposure may help to prevent the Schistosoma parasite from penetrating the skin. However, do not rely on vigorous towel drying alone to prevent schistosomiasis.

zyluz dellosa
211 supporters
Petitioning United Healthcare, Total Health Care, Health Net, The Department for Health and Social Care, Agnès Buzyn, Environmental Protection Agency, United Nations Environment Program, Conseil Economique Soc...

Let's put taxes on Palm oil products!

Petition to tax any product that contains palm oil We believe in a world where goods that destroy wildlife, forests, endanger species, take part in child labour and child slavery are taxed and ostracised to finally cease to exist and be replaced by healthier and cleaner products. Taxing Nutella would be a first step in the right direction. Palm oil destroys the wildlife: Take Nutella for example. It’s a well-known fact, Nutella contains palm oil. However we don’t usually know what it means or what it really is. So palm oil is an edible vegetable oil that comes from the fruit of oil palm trees. As it comes from trees this oil is impacting deforestation and climate change. Accordingly Nutella is a danger to the environment. Since palm oil is a product in high demand in the industry, the producing countries are planting more and more palm oil trees, which means destroying forests and ecosystems for it. Today, over 12 billion hectares (a third of the area of Germany) are reserved to that production Nutella then destroys the habitat of already endangered species like the Orangutan, pygmy elephant and Sumatran rhino. It’s easy to switch to another option that is healthier and more respectful of the environment: By applying taxes, products like Nutella will get really expensive. People will then switch to other options that might be cheaper, and that are definitely healthier. Most alternatives contain less sugar, and absolutely no palm oil, unlike Nutella which is made of over 20% of palm oil. It promotes small enterprises: The company that produces Nutella is Ferrero, it profits from low cocoa and hazelnut prices that don’t allow producers to escape poverty. More often than not child labour is necessary to produce the Nutella we’re eating. Imposing taxes on Nutella would push people to buy from cheaper sources. Here come bio enterprises and fair trade! Buying organic products from smaller bio enterprises would benefit farmers more equally. There would be less need than to make children work. And third advantage, it would benefit the nation’s economy. Taxes make more money for the State: If people keep consuming palm oil products, even with the taxes, it’s still a win situation. Those taxes will go to the State, and considering that Nutella on its own sells 100.000.000 of pots each year in France, and 3 out of 4 families buy some, it represents a significant amount of money. That money can then be redistributed to other fields, like healthcare, education, or any other field. Health problem: Moreover (and I know you’re probably tired of hearing it) but palm oil products are BAD for your health! Consuming less of it, or at least a version those products that don't contain palm oil would benefit you and your body in the long run. It is also proven that palm oil can cause cancer. By imposing taxes on palm oil products the government would make their society healthier, and preserve the environment, at a time it needs it the most. After all, does a country not want what’s best for its citizens, and the world’s population? If you too believe in our cause, sign this petition! Aude SIGWALD and Julie BREL

168 supporters