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

This petition will be delivered to:

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.

www.savelockysdad.com

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 500,000 signatures
    2. Good Morning America Covers #SaveLockysDad!

      Shelby Knox
      Senior Campaigner
    3. Reached 300,000 signatures

    Supporters

    @tez_palmer

    Sep 14, 2013

    #Savelockysdad Sign the petition here, every child deserves to grow up with their dad http://t.co/1cRcGPPvAz @SaveLockysDad Rooting for you!

    Teresa Palmer
    100k followers

    @cathyfreeman73

    Sep 16, 2013

    "@AlisonCSchwalm: Pls take a few minutes to view http://t.co/3YnMpJn1Qg & sign this petition #SaveLockysDad #NickAuden"

    Cathy Freeman
    15k followers

    @tmorello

    Sep 16, 2013

    "@RossSparksPhoto: @tmorello @nilslofgren hey guys can we get a RT please? Save Locky's dad #melanoma http://t.co/MlCYactDcw"

    Tom Morello
    318k followers

    @HawthornFC

    Sep 09, 2013

    Please help Hawks fan Nick Auden by signing a petition that could save his life: http://t.co/We6bJKCCOA #SaveLockysDad

    Hawthorn FC
    35.3k followers

    @ClareBowditch

    Sep 06, 2013

    Merck & BMS: Save Locky's Dad. Provide Nick Auden access to the PD1 drug on a compassionate basis http://t.co/EwrdZP87m8 via @change

    Clare Bowditch
    23.2k followers

    @SarahKSilverman

    Sep 01, 2013

    5600 more signatures to SAVE A FATHER'S LIFE. PLEASE SIGN THIS w just a click!! #BristolMyers http://t.co/2OVkOJbRjv

    Sarah Silverman
    4.61M followers

    Reasons for signing

    • Alan Sisson THE WOODLANDS, TX
      • 1 day ago

      Hopefully other lives can still be saved.

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    • Carol Ham ILWACO, WA
      • 2 days ago

      I am a melanoma survivor myself- just past five years. Good luck!

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    • Lee Newsome LAKE PARK, GA
      • 2 days ago

      My daughter was denied a drug that was being developed that may have saved her life so I understand.

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    • John Williams CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND
      • 5 days ago

      Giving people a fair go

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    • Angelique Snipes YUBA CITY, CA
      • 10 days ago

      Choosing between life and perscription should never happen.

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