Approve Radicava to slow down the symptoms of ALS for my niece.
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My niece Cherie was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) nine months ago. There is a drug on the market called Radicava that can help her, but her insurance company is blocking her from getting it. ALS can be a fast-progressing disease and time is of the essence.
Radicava isn’t cheap. It costs over $140,000 a year and is nearly impossible to get without insurance coverage. But ALS patients using Radicava have seen their disease progression reduced by as much as 30%, giving many patients a fighting chance to maintain their quality of life as they await a cure for this terminal illness.
Don’t think for a second your signature won’t help Cherie. Petitions like this one are winning. Other families have used Change.org to gain support for their loved ones and convince insurance companies, including Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, to approve access to Radicava.
As her doctors continue to battle the health insurance company through a second appeal, my niece’s condition deteriorates by the day. She needs access to Radicava now. Please join our family in making sure my niece has a fighting chance – a woman who is expecting her first grandchild.
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