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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 

Lisa Middleton
824 supporters
This petition won 2 years ago

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   

rebecca atkinson
50,254 supporters
Update posted 21 hours ago

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                               

Sarcoma Ireland
15,823 supporters
Update posted 1 day ago

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.  

From Pink to Prevention
179 supporters