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Petition to Congress, and Governments Worldwide


Thanks for coming here in Briggs's memory.  I tried for a year to get access to the immunotherapy that could have saved her.  Four days after I heard we had a chance, she died of complications brought on in what was meant to be a short hospital stay.  It should never have been so close, and no-one should ever go through all Briggs suffered.  Medical errors are the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S., after cancer and heart disease.  With cancer patients among the most vulnerable, the tragedy of this new era not being prioritized by governments is that it can significantly reduce hospital admissions and medical errors while ultimately eliminating chemotherapy, radiation, and most cancer surgeries. Cancer disguises itself.  Immunotherapy alerts the immune system to it or does such things as block the disguise.  The one I pursued for Briggs had brought complete remissions in stage IV patients in its very first trial but it's not in development for colorectal cancer at a time when millennials and Gen X-ers' rates have shot up, attributed to environmental factors.  One recent estimate is that anyone born after 1990 has double the risk. A professor on this petition led research on an immunotherapy that put former president Jimmy Carter's stage IV melanoma into remission in 2016.  That was despite it having already spread to his liver and brain.  The rate of melanoma in the U.S. has doubled since the 1970s.  It's 5 times as much in the UK and yet that immunotherapy's only available there on a limited basis. A contact of mine, the Chair of Neurosurgery at University of California, L.A., has used immunotherapy in the late Senator John McCain's brain cancer since 2003.  One of her first patients was a 33-year-old swimming coach.  His wife was pregnant with their second child when he was given two months to live.  He still sends Professor Liau flowers (and a new MRI) every year. In 2012 a 6-year-old girl's leukemia was considered terminal at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  Three weeks after she was treated with immunotherapy her tests showed no sign of cancer.  60 Minutes later ran a story on it.  She's still cancer-free, and yet it took six long years for that treatment to be developed enough for the FDA to approve its first trial. Immunotherapy's also now saved a 49-year-old woman with terminal breast cancer, a world first.  And in October, 2018 another professor on this petition, Dr. James Allison, won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work in immunotherapy. For this new era to truly begin now instead of in decades, tens of billions are needed.  The U.S. defense budget is over $700 billion.  The National Cancer Institute's is $6 billion.  610,000 Americans died of cancer in 2018, with a record 1,735,000 new diagnoses.  Globally 26,000 children, women, and men a day are dying.  Join us in calling for Congress and governments worldwide to begin allocating those tens of billions to fund research and development of the safest, most potentially effective immunotherapies in every cancer. Heartfelt thanks for signing to change this for others as Briggs so wanted.  A touchstone that came from her is, "No matter what age you are, you're too young to die from cancer." Paul (If you'd like to read more, including about Briggs's and my story, this is an article of mine on the politics of cancer: A New Beacon of Light Ahead of 2020.  If you've read Briggs: Love, Cancer, and the Medical Profession, comments to build awareness would helpfully reach more people on the Amazon kindle/paperback page:  Only the latest show below.)_________________________________Join legends including Rafael Nadal, Chris Evert, and Rod Laver in the Volleying Challenge for Briggs's Petition_________________________________A sister petition to this one addresses Medical Errors.  Briggs is one of millions who've died from their treatment, not their cancer: Petition for Briggs for a New Era in Medical Care_________________________________I've also begun a petition to put Briggs's beautiful, smiling face on the cover of TIME Magazine to begin this new era.  40,000 people have signed so far: Put Briggs on the Cover of TIME._________________________________Twitter: @BRIGGSsBook  

Paul Sanderson
6,920 supporters
Started 4 months ago

Petition to Schools

Plastic Problems

Plastics are commonly used in our daily life. we think these are big help in our community but not knowingly, they are actually harmful not just to our society but to the world. it is a big problem bcause of decomposing, plastic will take us 10 - 1000 years and plastic bottles can take 450 years for them to be decomposed. It is a problem mostly to teenagers/millennials because it is being overused and teh use of plastic products has increased significantly in the recent past. Birds, Fish, and Shellfish can mistake plastic for food when it has broken down into smaller pieces. one in three sea turtles, and around 90% of seabirds have eaten it. They can't digest plastic so their stomachs can become full, meaning they don't have enough room for actual food. It will be a bigger problem in the near future mostly for teenagers/millennials. Today, plastic is being overused and not being recycled well. In the next 10 years where plastic are not decompose yet people's health will be affected, Tons of trash will be pour out in the ocean, Animal extinction, etc. Right now, 4 out of 10 Filipino teenagers still don't know how to properly use plastic and still don't know how to recycle well. This means, 4.5 million Teenagers in the Philippines have no education when it comes to Plastic Problems. If plastic continued to be overused, Toxic chemicals leach out of plastic and are found in the blood and tissue of nearly all of us. Exposure to them is linked to cancers, birth defects, impaired immunity, endocrine disruption and other ailments. Teenagers/Millennials will mostly be affected to it in the near future. Let this petition help Teenagers/Millennials to get educated to try saving our future. It's not to late.

Clarence Chloe C. Puri
121 supporters
Started 6 months ago

Petition to John J. Mahoney, Chynah Tyler, Nick Collins, Joanne M. Comerford, Rebecca L. Rausch, Brendan P. Crighton, Julian Cyr, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Jonathan Hecht, Paul A. Schmid, III, Mary S. Keefe, Jack Patrick Lewis, Andres X. Vargas, Michelle L. Ciccolo, Jon Santiago, Hannah Kane, Michael J. Soter

Hey, Mass. State House, Don't Take My Vape, I'm an Adult

Massachusetts is one of the most liberal states in America. We were the state that legalized gay marriage first in 2003. We also were one of the states to have decriminalized, then legalized, marijuana earlier than other states. While we usually support an adult's right to choose what they do with they do with their body, this seems to stop when it comes to one's lungs.There are bills (House and Senate) before the Joint Committee on Public Health that seeks to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This includes simple things like blunt wraps and menthol cigarettes. If the Committee gives their recommendation, this bill will begin the voting process to become law. I work at a local convenience store and I sell people cigarettes, both regular and electronic. Since the popularity of the e-cigarette has grown, so has the popularity of the e-cig as an alternative to smoking. Before my eyes, I've seen customers save money in their pockets and time in their lives as well. However, some people aren't up to date.Maura Healy, along with other moralists like Rep. Danielle Gregoire and John F. Keenan, has fashioned themselves as our self-imposed parents. We saw it in Mamma Maura's failed opposition for Marijuana. They all continue their pursuit of perfect adult-children with their consistant advocacy for a Tobacco-Free Massachusetts. However, she is not advocating this through education and proper legislation. Instead, they choose inefficient and improper bans. So please sign this and tell the Joint Committee Committee on Public Health that we don't want State Congresspersons to act as our parents. We can look after ourselves and make our own decisions.

277 supporters