We have talked at length on the show about the terminally ills right to die and doctor assisted death.
Finally we have taken steps to give humans the same respect we give animals when there is no hope of recovery or quality of life.
But what about those who decide to fight.
And by fight I don’t mean sit there like a vegetable on a feeding tube.
I’m speaking of those who are willing to try experimental treatment that has not yet been fully proven.
There are plenty of stories of patients who were written off by the Ontario health care system for death and fought back.
They did this by trying treatments in other parts of the world that may be ahead of us, the majority of the time on their own dime.
The Right To Try is an organization that is fighting for a patients’ rights to try experimental procedures, at their own expense, under the guidance of their doctor.
How can you possible say ‘no’ to someone who is willing to pay for it themselves?
Like Hector MacMillan, mayor of Trent Hills who is surviving pancreatic cancer with a new lease on life, despite being told by Ontario he had stage 4 and no hope.
By the way the same machine Hector went to Germany for is available here in Ontario, but not in service for him.
It seems we spend more time trying to preserve an inefficient system, than caring for people.
I’m Scott Thompson.
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