National Recognition for Children with DIPG: HRes69 TEXT
Awareness for the urgent need for solutions and research for the deadliest PEDIATRIC cancers
Pennsylvania, California, Maryland, Virginia, Arizona, Minnesota and many more have DIPG Awareness Day May 17 2017.
PRIORITIZE PEDIATRIC AND HIGH-RISK DISEASE FOR RESEARCH FUNDING
People First, Money Second: Click here to ADVOCATE for children.
The Constitution is for We the People.
Less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute budget, our tax-dollars for cancer research, benefits pediatric research specifically, and even less comes from the private sector. The NCI is the greatest contributor to pediatric research. The result? There has been no change in standard treatment protocol nor terminal prognosis for DIPG children in over 50 years. Parents routinely discover that there are no solutions for their child and they must watch them die in utter helplessness because “the numbers aren’t great enough for investors.” H.Res.69 is the first Awareness Resolution that points this out, specifically, about the lack of research funding for pediatric cancer. It was written for children and families, parents who have been demanding at least a conversation about increasing this percentage number.
NO PARENT SHOULD LEARN THAT THERE ARE NO SOLUTIONS FOR THEIR CHILD BECAUSE FOR ALL PRACTICAL PURPOSES THE HIS/HER LIFE HAS NO VALUE IN THE MEDICAL RESEARCH SYSTEM.
IT’S TIME THIS CHANGED FOR PEDIATRIC, AND FOR TERMINAL DISEASE.