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Petitioning Food and Drug Administration, Lamar Alexander, Patty Murray, Mark Kirk, Dick Durbin, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Janet Woodcock, M.D., Office of New Drugs, FDA Public Aff...

Urge FDA to approve new treatment for Carcinoid Tumors

Hi. My name is Kerry and I’m a zebra. Now, before you think I'm crazy, I hope you'll please let me have a minute of your time to explain. In medical school, doctors-to-be are often taught the adage “If you hear hoof beats, think horse”. In other words, the most obvious answer is usually the right answer. But sometimes the hoof beats come from something rarer: a zebra perhaps. For nearly 5 years, doctors heard hoof beats as they looked at scans of my liver and saw some small “things” taking up residence. And, for nearly 5 years, they thought horse. They did blood tests, colonoscopies, upper endoscopies; all of the tests you would do looking for the “normal” cancers such as colon cancer, but the tests were negative. So they concluded that my liver had some benign growths on it. Nothing to worry about. In January of 2016 a biopsy of my liver resolved the mystery. I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Carcinoid or Neuroendocrine Tumor (NET). The disease is so rare it is referred to as the zebra of cancers and represents only about 2% of cancers treated each year. In honor of its rarity, the zebra has been adopted as the official mascot of those who suffer from it and we, the patients, are called zebras. In my desperate quest for solutions to my problem, I read about a treatment called Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy, or PRRT for short. It has been available in Europe for more than a decade and clinical trials here in the United States have recently concluded. The results have been very promising. According to one of the doctors who participated in the phase 3 clinical trial, “The findings were, in my opinion, extraordinarily impressive, the median progression-free survival improved by nearly 80%, which is fairly unprecedented in oncologic studies. The finding is important because limited therapeutic options exist for such patients, who comprise 20% to 45% of neuroendocrine tumor cases.” (1) As you can imagine, I have been following these trials with great interest as I am their target patient: my tumors are inoperable and are known to respond to the drug being used in the treatment. Earlier this year, there was hope the treatment would be approved by mid-year 2016. Then it was sometime in the fourth quarter of 2016. The latest timeframe for approval is now early 2017. I understand and appreciate the fact that the FDA has to perform their due diligence to insure that new drugs are safe and effective. None of us want unsafe drugs to be hurried to market. In the case of PRRT, it appears to have proven its worth, both in US clinical trials as well as in more than 10 years of use in Europe. I don’t profess to know or understand what the holdup is in obtaining approval. I’m certainly not a doctor. What I do know is that every day that passes without this treatment being approved thousands of us zebras get sicker and closer to the point where treatments won’t matter any longer. Will you please join me in urging the FDA to keep the approval of PRRT at the top of their priority list? I’m only 55 years old and I’m not ready to leave this world yet. I and my fellow zebras thank you. Kerry (1) Full article discussing PRRT can be found online at

Kerry Downing
64,553 supporters
Petitioning Yelp, United States Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, healthgrades , Yelp

Remove online reviews of doctors!

Doctors and other healthcare providers are reviewed on online review sites, similar to other businesses.  We, however, are not like those other businesses.  These online reviews are an open forum to the public written by patients, who are allowed to share their stories and photos explaining their experiences that they had with their doctor.  Often these reviews are negative and accuse the doctors of complications or mismanagement from medical visits, treatments and procedures that they have had.  Unlike other businesses, we, the doctors, are not allowed to respond, to defend our case or share any facts or photos to the public because of HIPAA and medical privacy laws.  We, the doctors, find this extremely unfair and unjust.  If patients are allowed to review us, then we should be able to defend the review and be able to state publicly our side of the story.   This is a clear cut prohibition and violation of our rights to defend ourselves and to protect our names and reputations. These reviews that are often one sided, impact our livelihood and medical practices. They also cause emotional distress to the doctors, who cannot explain their side of the story that is out in the public forum for others to read and believe.   Also, many doctors fearing poor reviews will overprescribe and overtest just to "satisfy" patients.  We, the doctors, should not be pressured to do things to get good reviews.  We want to provide medical care not customer care.  This effects the care to our patients and society as a whole.   We ask for immediate withdrawal of ALL doctors and providers, who are affected by HIPAA and medical privacy laws, from being reviewed on these online review sites. Until we can defend ourselves, a review should not be posted to which we cannot respond.

Physicians Working Together
24,858 supporters
Petitioning United States Department of Health and Human Services, Maryland Department Of Human Resources

Get Child Protective Services to re-investigate YouTube channel: DaddyOFive.

Mike Martin's YouTube channel, DaddyOFive, has posted videos that would suggest possible emotional and physical abuse of his children. Mike Martin and his family should be placed under investigation by Child Protective Services to see whether these claims hold true. Although one of Martin's videos stated that they have already been placed under investigation and that there was no evidence of abuse, this petition simply asks to re-open the case. Child Protective Services in Maryland have not been clear as to whether they are doing anything to look into the matter. Here is a video that displays some of the possible abuse: Here is Martin's YouTube channel:

Alex Frania
20,201 supporters
Petitioning Donald Trump, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Barack Obama, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United Nations Environment Program

Stop Aerosol Spraying Immediately and Disclose its Purposes

For more than twenty years Americans as well as people from all over the world have been subjected to continuous spraying of "chemtrails." This aerosol spray contains aluminum, barium, fungus, bacteria, nanoparticles, and a myriad of other pathogens that are destroying our water, our earth, and our health. Millions of people believe that this is a program of depopulation and artificial intelligence posing as a a component of a geoengineering solution to alleged "global warming science." If we do not stop aerosol spraying our planet is at stake, and our future as human beings is in jeopardy.

Philip Melnick
17,730 supporters
Petitioning United States Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives

Protect Breast Milk as a Human Right

Women’s preventative care through the ACA is on the chopping block as we speak. Right now, women are guaranteed to receive screenings for breast cancer, cervical cancer, and a number of other conditions through their insurance under a set of guidelines within the ACA. Additionally, pregnant and new mothers are covered for services such as breastfeeding support and screening for gestational diabetes, anemia, and Rh incompatibility. If these preventative care requirements are eliminated, millions of women and families will lose access to the care and services they need. Replacement plans may still include preventative care in bits and pieces, but the most vulnerable populations — young mothers and the children they support — will likely be the hardest hit. In particular, the elimination of breastfeeding support, including coverage of lactation consultants and breast pumps, would be devastating. Breastfeeding strengthens immunities and provides long-term benefits including a reduced risk of diabetes, asthma, and childhood obesity. On top of all this, breast milk is free, and saves working families from the burden of paying for formula: a cost which can add up to over $2,000 per year. Working families are the backbone of our economy, and if we don’t protect the health of our  mothers and children, our country will suffer greatly. With all the challenges new parents currently face, this is not the time to create more obstacles. Join us in signing this petition and calling your Senators and Representatives now to inform them of your concern. Text your zip code to 520-200-2223, and you’ll receive contact information for your state and federal legislative representatives. You can also find your US House Representative here, and your US Senator here. Read Meghan Bausone's full article about protecting breast milk as a human right here:

Meghan Bausone
17,310 supporters
Petitioning SUPREME, US Congress, Barack Obama, United States Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Senate

Stop ALL Mandatory Vaccination in ALL states.

As we see more and more of our constitutional rights and parental rights being stripped from us...  WE THE PEOPLE ask that ALL vaccines be made optional as they had been in the past and that health departments in every state continue or go back to offering vaccine exemptions to those parents who feel the need to not vaccinate their children.  WE THE PEOPLE do not believe children are to be possessions of the state. Our children were not given to the state to raise. They were given to us by God. As their parents we have parental rights that we refuse to relinquish. Those rights include and are not limited to deciding WHAT gets injected into our children.  We will not sit idly by as our parental rights get stripped away. We will come together as one and fight for our rights to protect our children and to raise our children the way we feel is best.  Parents have the right to refuse vaccinations. Parents have the right to make their own informed decision as to whether to vaccinate or not. Parents have the right to be able to send their children to public schools with their exemptions.  As you continue to see more and more rights being stripped away from parents you will see a unity that you have never seen before. As parents, vaxxers and non-vaxxers will come together to make sure the government understands that we do not believe our children are government property. We will fight back, for as long as we need to until our parental rights are respected. Since when does the government NOT work for the people? WE THE PEOPLE DEMAND all mandatory vaccination to cease and for exemptions to be brought back to states like California, Mississippi, and West Virginia. Give parents back the choice that was never yours to make with their children to begin with.  Respectfully, Laire Lightner 

Laire Lightner
16,070 supporters
Petitioning Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Governor, Arkansas State Senate, Arkansas State House, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Melissa Stone, Jim Hendren, Charlie Collins, Cecile Bledscoe, ...

Arkansas votes to decrease therapy for special needs children. Let me tell you why not.

So, Arkansas is voting to reduce the amount of therapies for children with special needs? This is absolutely outrageous and disheartening for a so many reasons.When Aidan was first diagnosed with Mosaic Down syndrome at six month of age I was not a nurse - I was a very worried parent who did lots of research attempting to find out what to do to give my child the best chance possible in life. During this research I became upset knowing that he had missed the first part of his life for the opportunity to receive physical, occupational, and speech therapies. Early intervention through these therapies is key in helping kids with special needs in their development.First of all, as parents of a special needs child I feel we have done everything thus far we can to help Aidan reach his maximum potential. Since the age of 18 months we have sent Aidan to an amazing school in Little Rock called Access, that provides him with the help and therapy he needs to assist in development. While you would think that a child diagnosed with Down syndrome would have plenty of opportunity for therapy funding, this is not true. Primary insurance does not pay for therapy services, which means that in addition to a primary insurance we must pay out of pocket for a type of Arkansas Medicaid insurance called TEFRA that does cover therapy services. The combination of both the private special needs school and TEFRA insurance is not an insignificant cost, in fact, I feel terrible for those individuals that have kids with special needs who do not have the luxury to afford a wonderful school like Access. To qualify for therapy services each child must be evaluated biannually to determine (per Medicaid standards) wether or not they "qualify" for these services. Just last year Aidan did not qualify for any physical therapy, even though he continuously scores extremely low on these evaluations. The "qualifications" remain so high, that even if a child is considered on a less than "profoundly delayed" level, therapy services may be reduced or denied. To give you an idea of how instrumental therapy has been for Aidan - I can tell a drastic difference just talking to Aidan in his goals, objectives, and therapy styles from the speech therapist he had a few months ago verses the one he currently has. I could also tell a significant difference in when Aidan received one hour of physical therapy a week verses none.If a child must be profoundly delayed to receive therapy services, how much more can you raise the bar to disqualify children for these necessary services?I cannot imagine why, of all things, Arkansas would choose to cut funding for this incredibly important service, especially when most individuals who are trying to give their children the best chance possible and already have unimaginable struggles ahead of them.

Kimberly Hines
10,607 supporters
Petitioning U.S. Congress

Limit The Runaway Costs For Life-Supporting Medicines By Large Pharmaceutical Companies

I have Type 1 Diabetes, which is an autoimmune disorder. This means my body no longer supplies insulin. I have to monitor my blood glucose level closely and administer insulin every day. Some would think that insulin is a cure, however, it is not. It's my life support until a cure is found. I am always at risk for seizures, comas, or death. Diabetes currently ranks as the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. With over 29 million people diagnosed. Many including myself with this disease, rely on life-supporting medication known as Insulin to sustain life. According to the CDC in 2012 is estimated at a staggering $245 billion in costs. Diabetes costs continuing to rise each year. With $1 in $5 health care dollars being spent caring for someone with diabetes. Diabetes is a national epidemic. It’s expected that 1 in 3 Americans will have diabetes by 2050. Diabetes is one of the top most profitable diseases with a $35 billion market. With the elevated sales, it’s expected to reach $58 billion in 20 years. Pharmaceutical companies such as Sanofi and Novo Nordisk have continued to raise prices each year for life-sustaining insulin for those battling Diabetes. A drug that is in very high demand and the supply is almost endless. In 2013 here is a statement from Novo’s Chief Operating Officer Kaare Schultz: “Products that are of high value and that are protected in one way or another, they have the opportunity to take price increases without sort of messing up the whole system"(Bloomberg). There also has recently been a huge concern over the pay increases of CEO’s following price rises. Recently there has been an increase in Mylan Pharmaceutical Epipens used for emergency allergic reactions. Going from $56.64 to an astonishing $317.82. The company’s stock price also tripled. The CEO Heather Bresch received a 671% pay raise. What I would like to do is make a change. With Having Type 1 Diabetes for well over a decade, I have experienced managing this disease with and without insurance, and with periods of financial instability. I currently still have thousands of dollars in medical debt due to this. Insulin is a necessity to my life, for I will not survive without it. Diabetes management is poorly decreased when having to sacrifice your own health over other basic needs. Which also runs a higher risk of complications such as heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, and many others. I speak for all diseases and conditions dependent on life-supporting medicine. Those that are struggling in this economy as is. People all alike, trying to survive, raise a family, have lives, futures, and opportunities in this world. But the rise in prices on our life-sustaining medicine is only holding us back. We no longer wish to be trapped in the system. This price gouging must end! There should be new regulations in place. More specifically there should be price caps on these medications. Even though it's believed doing so will limit the amount of new drugs, it's also irrelevant to the fact most insurances tell patients what they can use regardless. Doing this will not only help millions in the short term but it will help millions of others towards a better future. To eliminate the ability to continuously raise prices on the sick gives more incentive for a cure. Please Sign, Share, to help limit runaway costs for life supporting medicines by large pharmaceutical companies. Help Those Who Need It The Most! We Thank You!!   Follow me along my journey with Type 1 Diabetes at The Diabetic Journey

Brittany Gilleland
3,839 supporters
Petitioning United States Department of Health and Human Services, Donald Trump, Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Department of the Interior, United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, U.S. Senate


STOP supporting this clear Misappropriation of Funding and Abuse of Authority by Officers of Government Agencies Aiding & Abetting CPS TYRANNY! De-fund Title IVE & IVD! This is not occurring by some foreign entity in some other country, it is happening on American soil and being orchestrated by our very own Government. Specifically Child Protective Services (DHS/DCFS/DSS/CPS) & Family Courts in every state across our GREAT NATION. The lives, health, and well being of our children are in clear and present danger as long as the Department of Child and Family Services has the power to remove them from our care without cause, without warrants or justification. As public service employees in all sectors of government continue to fail to uphold the law or protect those they were selected to serve & protect under The Constitution of The United States. The future of our children and families hang in the balance… CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES (CPS) and the FAMILY COURTSare STEALING OUR CHILDREN and OUR MONEY through the Social Security funds for the TITLE IVE & IVD FEDERAL FUNDING (SIGNED INTO EFFECT THROUGH THE "SAFE FAMILIES ACT" of 1997 by FORMER PRESIDENT - BILL CLINTON). On website you will find a pdf file of the money earned on the state by state adoption incentive statistics from 1998-2014. $500 million has been earned from adopting our children out since the Incentivized adoption policy was installed. We must act now to stop this practice once and for all.THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT (NCCAN) in WASHINGTON D.C. REPORTS: NUMBER OF CASES PER 100,000 CHILDREN in the UNITED STATES:CHILDREN IN CPS CUSTODY: PHYSICAL ABUSE (160) CHILDREN IN PARENT'S CUSTODY: PHYSICAL ABUSE (59) CHILDREN IN CPS CUSTODY: SEXUAL ABUSE (112) CHILDREN IN PARENT'S CUSTODY: SEXUAL ABUSE (13) CHILDREN IN CPS CUSTODY: NEGLECT (410) CHILDREN IN PARENT'S CUSTODY: NEGLECT (241) CHILDREN IN CPS CUSTODY: MEDICAL NEGLECT (14) CHILDREN IN PARENT'S CUSTODY: MEDICAL NEGLECT (12) CHILDREN IN CPS CUSTODY: CHILD DEATHS (6.4) CHILDREN IN PARENT'S CUSTODY: CHILD DEATHS (1.5) CHILDREN IN STATE CARE are 7 TIMES MORE LIKELY to SUFFERABUSE in FOSTER CARE than THEY ARE IN THEIR OWN HOMES. Doctors, physicians, and family care providers who have reported instances where severe neglect and/or abuse is noticeably occurring, are ignored due to the need to continue precipitating funding for out of home placement of perfectly healthy, well-adjusted children. DHS/DCFS/DSS/CPS and those in collusion with these departments and employees, employed within the United States Department of Health and Human Services, no longer PROTECT nor RESCUE TRULY ABUSED CHILDREN, whom are classified as "DAMAGED GOODS" & UNMARKETABLE. Children are being ripped from their loving families by CPS; without warrants, without court orders, without probable cause, and where no imminent danger exists. These children are being placed in foster care with pedophiles, rapists, substance abusers, having records for assaults, then placed up for adoption to strangers (avoiding family members for possible placement, as they only get the Federal Bonuses if they adopt these children out to strangers) - $80,000.00 for children who do not have a disability or handicap, and $140,000.00 if CPS can get them diagnosed (with a condition they often do not have) by one or more of their in-pocket doctors as having a condition such as: ADHD, ADD, Bi-Polar, Turrets, Anxiety, schizophrenia, etc... There is no independent oversight of these departments or their employees and this has fostered a level of UNPATRIOTIC behavior unparalleled to any this country has ever allowed to exist within or outside of our own boarders, until recently. Child Protective Services is targeting new mothers entering hospitals to give birth to their babies, and snatching these newborns right off their mother's breasts with the aid of the doctors who delivered these babies. Doctors/hospital social workers, are detaining these young mothers in the hospital until CPS can come and remove their baby from them where there is no abuse, drug addictions, neglect, etc... Nurseries are being used (not to display the new born babies as it has always been) but as holding tanks to await Social Services removal. Our Children are being placed with strangers; sold like cattle, into slavery and sex trade, and unfit homes, where they are being abused, starved, beaten, tortured, and even murdered. According to the National Center for Abused and Neglected Children in Washington D.C. Children are 7 times more likely to be harmed in foster/adoption care than they ever would have been with their own families. Child Protective Services no longer bother with rescuing truly abused/neglected children as they consider these children "DAMAGED GOODS!" un-adoptable, un-place-able, and unmarketable. They know about the children who are being abused and neglected, but do nothing to remove these children and often (if a removal does take place) they are placed back with their abusers in a very short amount of time before even conducting or concluding an investigation into this abuse. CPS has joined with Law Enforcement, Judges, Doctors, Nurses, Psychologists, Teachers, pharmaceutical companies, etc... correlating together to rip children away from their Bio-families by any means necessary, in order to obtain this Federal Money they continue to funnel into their States and Departments. They are even using the 911 emergency system as a means to target unsuspecting families by alleging that an anonymous call came in against them. Often, it is a CPS worker who made that anonymous call. This funding was put into place by Ex-President Bill Clinton in 1997 under the "Safe Families Act", Title IV, using money from the Social Security Department. There is a clear misappropriation of funds being carried out by this act, which is not only depleting the funds allocated for America’s working class retirement benefits, but is also being funneled to perpetuate this abuse of power by government employees and has become a conduit for corruption in CPS and the Family Court systems. Child Protective Services and their staff doctors are even defrauding the Medicaid programs by triple billing them for each of these kidnapped children. Example: They remove little Johnny, who is perfectly happy and healthy, have him diagnosed with Bi-polar, medicate him with psychotropic drugs he does not need, then renames this child three different times sending out the same billing for each name and receiving 4 times the reimbursements from medicaid for his treatments and medications as well as for the other fictitious names. So, if little Johnny gets sent for an MRI; $3,000.00, X 4, the doctors get $12,000.00 in reimbursements for only really doing one procedure. Parents and families are not given Due Process, Constitutional, Civil, Disability, or Basic Human Rights in this corrupt system. Parents and extended family members are not given due process, adequate council, reasonable opportunity for reunification. They are also systematically being denied their civil, constitutional, and human rights on the ‘hearsay’ and fraudulent testimony of public officers nationwide. RICO violations in the thousands are being recorded/reported, and still nothing has been done to uphold the Constitution and administer any resolve to those effected.Neither judges nor officers of the court observe parent's Civil/Constitutional Rights. These rights are blatantly ignored & denied by both officers of the court, as well as local and state government employees bound to uphold the Constitution of The United States. Thousands of families have evidence and proof of the victimization by these state agencies, and have reported these issues to: Law Enforcement,Superior CourtsCourt of AppealsState and Federal Supreme CourtsDOJ,FBI,Mayors,Governors,Senators, and even toThe President of these United States. Many of these complaints have been dismissed, despite the fact that the DOJ, ACLU, Federal, and State Supreme Courts have ruled that it is in the best interest of the child to remain with their biological parents unless faced with clear and imminent danger. Several Senators and Court Justices have also spoken out against this clear denial of parent’s Civil and Human Rights - perpetuated by officers employed and delegated to serve our great country, “AMERICA”, & ALL of HER CITIZENS. Many parents are facing gag orders if they protest this clear refusal to uphold everything this country was created to defend. We also have restraining orders levied against us, jailed, threatened, forced to sign documents, treated worse than criminals, fined, and even murdered by the very Government put into place to protect us. We, The People; have had enough. We are coming together to stand against this tyrannical Government as it clearly states in our United States Constitution put into place by our Forefathers in the 1700's as it is the only option our Government has left us with. We hope that you will read this, and address these issues, and not blow us off like all the other politicians and state officials and help us to get justice for every family and child who has been wrongfully victimized by this treasonous government. If you do not, then you to are part of the problem and just as guilty and will be held just as accountable by the American People and the Human Rights Tribunal. We Do Not Forget, We Will Not Forgive, and We Are Coming! WE THE PEOPLE DEMAND THAT OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: #1. STOP THE TITLE IVe & Ve/IVd FUNDING - PROMOTING these CRIMES.#2. Open a NATION WIDE INVESTIGATION into these AGENCIES.#3. ACCOUNTABILITY for CORRUPT CPS AGENCIES & FAMILY COURTS.#4. To IMMEDIATELY RETURN the CHILDREN (WHO WERE WRONGFULLY STOLEN) to THEIR FAMILIES. #5. To IMMEDIATELY ABOLISH CPS and the FAMILY COURT SYSTEMS. Groups:Mad Angels Army, Our Children Have a Voice, Our Children Have a Voice (Oregon), We're Watching, Kids for Cash, Victims of CPS, The Coalition for Children and Families, Fight CPSAmericans Against Tyranny, Child find, OpexposeCPS-California, OpexposeCPS-Washington, OpexposeCPS-Arizona, OpexposeCPS-Arkansas, OpexposeCPS-Oregon, OpexposeCPS-New Jersey,OpexposeCPS-Alabama, OpexposeCPS-Texas,OpexposeCPS-Colorado, OpexposeCPS-Massachusetts,OpexposeCPS-Missouri, OpexposeCPS-Michigan, OpexposeCPS-Ohio, OpexposeCPS-New York, OpexposeCPS-New Hampshire, OpexposeCPS-IowaOpexposeCPS-Alaska, OpexposeCPS-Hawaii, OpexposeCPS-Mississippi, OpexposeCPS-Louisiana, OpexposeCPS-Illinois, OpexposeCPS-Tennessee, OpexposeCPS-Georgia, OpexposeCPS-Nebraska,OpexposeCPS-Nevada, OpexposeCPS-Wyomming, OpexposeCPS-Oklahoma, OpexposeCPS-Virginia,OpexposeCPS-West Virginia, OpexposeCPS-Idaho,OpexposeCPS-Maine, OpexposeCPS-Vermont, OpexposeCPS-Kentucky, OpexposeCPS-Kansas, OpexposeCPS-North Carolina, OpexposeCPS- S.C.OpexposeCPS-North Dakota, OpexposeCPS-S.D.OpexposeCPS-Florida, OpexposeCPS-Utah OpexposeCPS- Pennsylvania, OpexposeCPS-New Mexico, etal

2,126 supporters
Petitioning Christoper Gibbs, Tim Scott, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Human Rights Campaign, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Tom Rice

After serving 24 years in prison, Michael deserves a second chance. Asking for appeal!

Mike is 44 and has served 24 years in prison for self defense. Mike is the one that called the police right away and told them what happened. He had a court appointed lawyer that did not defend him. Mike told him every single detail of that day and the time leading up to that day and his lawyer withheld that information. He told Mike to plead guilty and take a deal. He was only 20. He was young and scared and thought his lawyer knew what to do. Mike is a model inmate. He hasn't had any charges since 2003. He gave his heart to the Lord over 7 years ago and preaches at the prison every week. All of the guards,  the Chaplin,  and many others that know him say that he is a good man,  no danger to society, there is absolutely no reason for him to be kept there,  and he should be set free. He has taken class after class, and has been working in prison industries for 13 years. Mike went up for a parole hearing on Oct 25th and was  denied once again. The board was very quick and didn't let him present his case. All we are asking for is another hearing where the facts, letters, and accomplishments can be heard. I believe in this man 100%. Even the other inmates heard that day were in and out of there within 2-3 minutes. They all deserve a fair hearing and for their time spent in prison, their accomplishments, and their disiplinanary records to be looked at and considered. There are many innocent men and women in prison. Even if they did The crime, nature and seriousness of the crime will never, ever change!  The Bible says forgive 70x7. Everybody makes mistakes and in God's eyes,  they are all the same. Prison is overcrowded and the good, reformed men and women should get out. They all deserve a second chance. Parole is not entitled, but earned so the ones that have earned it deserve a chance. Please join me in signing this petition. 

Katina Sensing
1,692 supporters