Help Mr Weston- Encourage our government to fund Lymphoma treatment Ibutrinib

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Ed Weston, a beloved and cherished teacher at Otumoetai College in Tauranga, has been forced into retirement last year when in January, he was diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma, a rare and incurable form of lymphoma that prevents bone marrow from forming new blood cells, and was expected to only survive until Christmas 2018. Under a non-funded drug called Ibutrinib, his condition has improved and looks to be working as he is still battling through today, but without funding, Ibutrinib costs $7,500 per month, a cost drastically out of reach for Ed and others like him who could be benefiting and extending their life from this treatment.

Ed's past students and friends/family have fundraised to enable this treatment until March, but the length of a life shouldn't be determined by money. Sign this petition to be presented to Pharmac NZ (Government faction responsible for the funding of treatment drugs to the public), to encourage the funding of Ibutrinib to make this treatment accessible to those who need it.


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