Petition to Theresa May MP
Bereavement Leave to be given to all Grieving Families
Did you know that if a loved one dies your employer doesn't have to give you time off from work? 3 days seems to be the normal time given. My son Jack died suddenly just before his 2nd birthday and I was to discover the lack of entitlement . Please sign this petition to ask the government to Create Bereavement leave to protect other families. While many good employers offer compassionate leave, there is no statutory right to leave and this campaign aims to introduce two weeks of paid bereavement leave for the death of a Child and members of the immediate family. In the immediate aftermath of the death families have to cope with their individual loss, the grief of their wider family, including other children, as well as a vast amount of administrative and other arrangements such as the funeral and in some cases a post Mortem. Just three days off for a family death is an anomaly and I ask for your help to have this amended. I am supported in my campaign by many organisations who feel the same as I do. Grief can effect us at different times, it's something that we learn to cope with but it never leaves us #talkingishealing
Petition to Nobel Foundation Stockholm Sweden
Andrew Wakefield for the Nobel Peace Prize
Dr Andrew Wakefield MBBS, F.RCS, F.RCPath. Nobel Peace Prize Nomination Physician, Surgeon, Researcher and Author (lead or subsequent) of vast peer reviewed papers. The Legend of Dr Andrew Wakefield needs no explanation and people have their own opinions one way or another, however some facts have rarely been given the prominence they deserve and this petition seeks to do so as contributory reasons to grant the wishes of the proposer. Dr Wakefield was the lead author of the most cited, most famous paper on Autism in history, the 1998 study which sparked the global questioning of the safety of some vaccines for some children. A terrible historical injustice was done to Dr Andrew Wakefield and he became a casualty of war. Governments and medical bodies have to act in the public interests of the time. In the case of the Wakefield paper that meant to present a completely united front of reassurance. Discrediting the Doctor who brought the concerns, in the hope the concerns would go away. But what of the families and their children left in the lurch? Without treatment and a medical establishment too terrified to diagnose or treat any form of gastroenteritis and Autism, for fear of a connection and the consequences? Such were the parents hard done by and left out in the cold with the medical professionals who tried their best through every human endeavour to get justice and treatment for them. Dr Andrew Wakefield has become the name most synonymous with helping the families. In the face of worldwide condemnation, public shaming and a campaign of vilification unseen ever before, Dr Wakefield is still standing today as an icon of what every doctor should aspire to, the utter care and protection of his patients at any cost. Dr Wakefield paid that cost. This outstanding medical professional and researcher has stood his ground. Never wavering from his findings, which have since been replicated all over the world. His paper vindicated countless times in such auspicious places as the High Court in London and at the Whistle-blowers Centre by Royal College of Pathologists professionals. Still today that 1998 famous paper is stood over by the father of paediatric gastroenterology Professor John Walker- Smith who defended his own honour as a co-author refusing to retract his findings along with Dr Wakefield. The High Court Exonerated Professor Walker-Smith http://www.ebcala.org/areas-of-law/vaccine-law/co-author-of-lancet-mmr-autism-study-exonerated-on-all-charges-of-professional-misconduct Likewise the 1998 papers’ findings were exonerated in a senior pathologists report from the National Whistle-blowers Centre, referred to in this statement: "The grading sheets and other evidence in Wakefield's files clearly show that it is unreasonable to conclude, based on a comparison of the histological records, that Andrew Wakefield 'faked' a link between the MMR vaccine and autism. Now that these records have seen the light of day, it is time for others to stop using them for this purpose as well. False allegations of research misconduct can destroy the careers of even the most accomplished and reputable scientists overnight. It may take years for them to prove their innocence; and even then the damages are often irreparable. In cases where mistakes are made, every effort should be taken to fully restore the reputations and careers of scientists who are falsely accused of research misconduct." National Whistle-blowers Centre 6th January 2011 Further in 2014 Scientists from the biggest health watchdog in the world, the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) USA came forward and revealed their involvement in a fraudulent, shameful and systematic endeavour to keep the controversy around Dr Wakefield going. Stating that they now wanted to stand up for integrity and do the right thing. http://truthbarrier.com/2014/09/02/breaking-news-cdc-whistleblower-text-messages-to-andy-wakefield-study-would-have-supported-his-scientific-opinion Dr Wakefield was abandoned by most but taken in and loved by a few who recognized him for what he is and will always be, a physician in the best and most pure sense of the word. In conclusion Dr Andrew Wakefield has an outstanding character, education and background that make him a pioneer and leader of mankind. He has the spirit of a warrior wrapped in the caring heart of a doctor, when the word is used to describe those whom embody the very best of all that patient care implies and assumes. The Nobel Prize is reserved for individuals who show outstanding perseverance commitment, bravery and dedication to serve humanity against all odds and personal costs. I hereby call upon the Nobel Foundation Stockholm Sweden to award the Nobel Peace Prize to Doctor Andrew Wakefield in gratitude and recognition for the example he has set as a physician and all he has done and endured for the sake of his patients worldwide. Please sign and share this petition Judi Cavit
Petition to UK Parliament
MAKE FIBROMYALGIA A DISABILITY
Suffers with fibromyalgia struggle with the condition on a daily basis, they often do not receive the medical help or support that could be provided. America take the lead with Fibromyalgia research and treatment but the UK are not following suit. As a fellow fibro sufferer I believe it is time that we all join together and fight to get the debilitating condition recognised in parliament as a disability at last, also to gain better treatment and support. please visit the web page at: www.letsgetfibrointoparliament.simplesite.com Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/fibrogetintoparliamentmakeachange/?rc=p Twitter page: @FibroPetition Instagram: @fibromyalgialetsgetto YouTube: Fibromyalgia- get it to parliament #FIBROFIGHTERS #STANDUP #MAKETHEMHEAR@FibroPetition Please note that there is also a paper petition
Petition to The UK bodies responsible for approving treatments for use on the NHS
Fair access to life-extending treatments for people with pancreatic cancer
Try telling Charlie that months don’t matter. Like most teenagers, Charlie looked forward to his 18th birthday. He had an agreement with his dad, Martin, that he’d celebrate by buying him a pint. Unfortunately Charlie never got to share that first drink with his dad, because Martin was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and died in under three months. Just one month before his son’s birthday. For people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and their families, every month matters. Pancreatic cancer is tough to survive. Most people affected are diagnosed when the cancer is at an advanced stage, meaning they live, on average, just two to six months after diagnosis . We believe that when time is limited, people with pancreatic cancer should have the freedom to choose life-extending treatments that can give them precious extra time to spend with their loved ones. That's why we are calling for a reform of the appraisal process for pancreatic cancer treatments. We want the bodies responsible for approving life-extending treatments on the NHS to take into account the huge value of extra time for people with just a few months left to live. These bodies need to consider that when people are diagnosed with a tough disease like pancreatic cancer, with such poor survival prospects, a treatment that could offer an extra two months is incredibly significant for them. In order to make the right decisions about treatment options for people with pancreatic cancer, we are calling for the responsible bodies to see time from the point of view of those affected. Only then can the rights of people with pancreatic cancer be fairly considered. By sharing this petition with the responsible bodies, we will demonstrate the breadth and strength of concern felt by those affected by pancreatic cancer and the wider public. Sign our petition today, because for people with pancreatic cancer and their loved ones, every month matters. About Pancreatic Cancer UK Pancreatic cancer is tough one but we're taking it on. It is tough to diagnose, tough to treat and tough to research. For too long this disease has been sidelined. We want to make sure that everyone affected by it gets all the help they need. We provide expert, personalised support and information via our Support Line and through our range of publications. We fund innovative research to find the breakthroughs that will change how we understand, diagnose and treat pancreatic cancer. We campaign for change; for better care, treatment and research, and for pancreatic cancer to have the recognition it needs. Together we are taking on pancreatic cancer.  Cancer Research UK Pancreatic Cancer survival rates.
Petition to Theresa May MP, Donald Trump
LEGALISE THE CURE FOR CANCER! #KASABIAN'S LAW
I have a story to tell you about our very own superhero, Kasabian Newton-Smith & his extraordinary family. I actually know this family and of course Kasabian personally and can easily class them as friends.I met Kay (Kas's Mum) 9 yrs ago, when by chance she walked into my hair salon, instantly I saw that she was a friendly, happy, honest, & genuine person and we clicked straight away. I also classed her as a friend straight away! Kasabian wasn't born then but not long after he made a appearance. Even though Kay and I don't txt or speak everyday, nothing changes when we do actually get time! Kay is such a beautiful person, so kind hearted and never judges, she's always there for others, and always sees the best in people.When Kasabian was first diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma when he was 2 years old, he was only given two weeks to live then! So, To save their child the Newton-Smith family and friends rallied round, to raise funds to pay for his treatment in America. I was asked if I would help out and it was a honour to do the first ever head shave on Kay herself in 2009. Kasabian has relentlessly battled his cancers for 7 years, had more chemotherapy sessions & radiotherapy sessions that a grown adult can cope with, and In total Kas had more than 900 procedures in the 7yrs of his battle. He lost his hair three times through the treatment & he's been in remission twice, Even through all of that Kasabian was just like his mum - So very Kind Hearted, Selfless and Very resilient! He set himself goals by raising money for other charities, and once he'd sets himself a target, you can bet you're life that he'll smash it! In 2015 sadly more cancers had invaded his body - simply just way too many, and he had received all the treatment that was/had been available, which ment that treatment options were nil.He was then heartbreakingly deemed as terminal - Devastating! But the fearless youngster decided to kick start the fundraising campaign for PACT charity and did himself a 5k walk in Hillsborough Park June 2015, raising a staggering amount! I was proudly at Kasabian's walk in Hillsborough Park last year, I also arranged a suprise "minion" & "Buzz Lightyear" to walk alongside! And I was really privileged but very saddened to help at the most recent fundraiser at the Wadsley bridge club shaving more heads Nov 2016 .(Actually raising funds for Kasabians funeral) Even though I only class myself as the local hairdresser I used to make regular out of hours trips to Kays to cut Kas's hair, as he knew that I wouldn't hurt him due to his scar on his head, which was a Complete Honour! I love the Newton-Smith family so much, I've been so fortunate and lucky enough to meet and know such a amazing phenomenon of a young man and family! But Unfortunately witnessed his life in full circle. I will never ever meet anyone like Kasabian in my lifetime again! Simply because - There is only ONE of Kas! Sadly Kasabian Newton-Smith passed away peacefully on Saturday 10th December 2016. It was his 9th Birthday on Thursday 15th December - his first Angel Birthday. A entire community are mourning the passing of a very brave & amazing little boy. 'KEEP SMILING YOU NEVER KNOW WHO YOUR INSPIRING '- Kas - Warrior/Legend End the bigotry and educate. We don't need to find a cure for cancer, we need to legalise it. #KASABIANSLAW #WARRIOR #LEGEND #1lastsmile4kasabian What if I told you there were MULTIPLE CURES for CANCER but are suppressed because cancer is worth over £200 BILLION a year ... we don't need to find a cure for cancer, we need to legalise it! Cannabis HAS BEEN PROVEN to have many more benifits to 'OUR' HEALTH, INDUSTRY AND ECONOMY! "KEEP SMILING YOU NEVER KNOW WHO YOUR INSPIRING" - Kasabian Newton-Smith / Warrior & Legend #KASABIANSLAW #REVOLUTION
Petition to Playmobil
Playmobil: Please make disability toys and help generations of kids, grow up with a positive attitude to human difference!
Hello Playmobil, Please change the way kids view disability by including it in the toy box in a fun, inclusive way! Be the first to take disability out of toy hospital sets and into the fancy dress box. Shake it up a bit! Add some sparkle, a sprinkling of magic! Where are your wheelchair wizards, blind fairies, genies with hearing aids and princesses with walking frames? There are 770,000 UK children with disabilities in the UK and more than 150 million worldwide. Yet these kids are arriving into a world where, even before they have left their mothers' laps, they are excluded or misrepresented by the very industry that exists to create their entertainment, the objects that fuel their development, the starting blocks of life: Toys! Playmobil your toys are loved the world over, we love them too, but your current answer to disability is a boy with a broken leg and an elderly man being pushed in a wheelchair by a young blonde woman. What does this say to children? That only old people need wheels? That childhood disability amounts to a few weeks with your leg in plaster and then goes away? Put some fun and sparkle into disability toy box representation and help generations of kids, (both with and without disabilities), grow up with a more positive attitude to human difference! Toy Like Me is an online campaign calling on the global toy industry to include disability in the toy box. We are parents of children with disabilities and parents who have disabilities themselves. Playmobil, we've made these toys to give you some ideas! We would love to see you make them for real! You'd make lot of people happy. You'd make a lot of kids feel included. And most importantly, you'd make a lot of guide dog tails wag! Love, The #toylikeme Team facebook.com/toylikeme Twitter @toylikeme
Petition to sarcoma action group
SARCOMA CANCER CRISIS
WHAT IS IT ? SARCOMA- never heard of it , that's o.k because most fully qualified and trained Doctors haven't either. Sarcoma is a rare cancer that affects 200-250 people in Ireland annually. There are 50 different types, which are not easily diagnosed unless you are specifically trained in this area. If caught early, Sarcoma is curable, however if not diagnosed early and spreads then Sarcoma is incurable. The only hope for patients of incurable Sarcoma is a specialised plan, which requires a Specialist in the Sarcoma field. There is currently only one Sarcoma Specialist employed in St Vincents University Hospital, Dublin. Sarcoma patients throughout Ireland have been forwarded to this Specialist by various Consultants throughout the last number of years, which questions if she may be the leading, if not only, Sarcoma Specialist in Ireland. Over the last three years, this department and Sarcoma patients have thrived under the care of Dr Alexia Bertuzzi, with many owing her their lives. WHY A CRISIS YOU ASK? As of the end of June 2016, this consultants contract will cease. At the moment the only patients notified are those who have actually contacted St Vincents Hospital CEO, querying why this Consultant will no longer be in charge of both their care and the Sarcoma Service. Patients have been advised that their care and the Sarcoma Service is being transferred to a Consultant Medical Oncologist. Upon investigation it has been discovered that the new Consultant is not a Specialist in the field of Sarcoma. How can someone that is not trained to know the symptoms, be able to then provide patients with a treatment plan to save their lives? How can a hospital allow a service as unique and rare as Sarcoma be run by a person without the required specialty. We as a group of Sarcoma Patients, under the care of St Vincent's University Hospital, are pleading with you to please take a moment to sign our petition, requesting that Sarcoma Services are maintained to the high level that is currently being achieved. We are pleading that a Specialist in the area of Sarcoma is put in charge of OUR health and OUR lives. Lives have already been saved over the last number of years, we want this to continue the way it has been. IT COULD BE YOU THAT NEEDS THIS SERVICE NEXT
Petition to Breast Cancer Charities
Remove the Pink Ribbon Blindfold and Ask the Big Question
We at From Pink to Prevention know that evidence links breast cancer to environmental and occupational exposures. If this also concerns you, join us in removing the Pink Ribbon ‘Blindfold’ and asking this BIG QUESTION of the Breast Cancer Charities: WHY do they persist in refusing to acknowledge the role of environmental and occupational toxicants by ignoring decades of evidence up to the present day on the link between our lifelong (womb to grave) exposures to toxics and the escalating incidence of breast cancer? Why do Breast Cancer Charities continue to focus solely on ‘lifestyle’ risk factors such as diet and exercise, while ignoring the potential 60% of breast cancer cases for which they have no explanation. What about the role of chemical, environmental and occupational exposures in this? Better diagnostics and treatment is not mutually exclusive with looking at how our profoundly polluted environment, homes and workplaces impact on our bodies and health, while also taking into consideration the ‘precautionary principle’ – ie better safe than sorry. The World Health Organisation states that prevention (which is not the same as early detection) offers the most cost-effective long-term strategy for the control of cancer. So why do we not see this reflected in our cancer plans and strategies? Why is primary prevention (stopping the disease before it starts) not equally addressed along with better treatment and care? Why are those with the power to influence decisions on breast cancer policy not acting on what we already know? Actions: There are various actions you can take throughout the year. 1. Join us in removing the pink ribbon blindfold. Do your own action in a group or individually – take a photo removing the blindfold and share on your Facebook page or via social media Twitter @pink_prevention Instagram – pink_to_prevention Flickr group – From Pink to Prevention 2. Sign our petition at https://www.change.org/p/breast-cancer-charities-remove-the-pink-ribbon-blindfold-and-ask-the-big-question-83ee6962-5388-4422-bb53-76b76ee8aab1 3. Write to your Breast Cancer Charity to ask them the big question. Please send us a copy of their response. See an example letter on our website. This is suggested text only – please feel free to adapt and personlise 4. Visit our Facebook page for poster to share: https://www.facebook.com/FromPinktoPrevention 5. World Health Organisation Asturias Declaration: http://www.who.int/phe/news/events/international_conference/Call_for_action_en.pdf 6. For more information on the evidence linking breast cancer and environmental and occupational risk factors: http://www.frompinktoprevention.org/resources/scientific-evidence/ 7. Pink Ribbon Blindfold picture Copyright to Mark Chilvers, thank you to Unison for the use of the picture. Concept by Helen Lynn.