While President Donald Trump can justifiably boast a long list of accomplishments since taking office, one in particular was directly responsible for saving a young cancer-stricken woman’s life.
During Wednesday’s Faith and Freedom Coalition conference, the woman made sure Trump knew exactly how thankful she was that he gave her the chance to secure a quality of life that her doctors said was virtually impossible.
Thanks to Trump’s signing the “Right to Try” bill into law in May 2018, allowing terminal patients to try experimental drugs and procedures to address their condition, Natalie Harp lived to share her story.
Harp endured a long and frightening battle with stage 2 bone cancer for the better part of her life, according to Fox News. After a nearly fatal mistake by a nurse in 2015, Harp was left wheelchair-bound and in terrible pain. The nurse had mistakenly mixed up Harp’s IV bag with a sample of sterile water, almost killing the young woman.
Since there weren’t any approved medical procedures or methods to treat her cancer, she was nearly ready to explore “Right to Die” policies and eliminate her food and water consumption.
Harp related her powerful story during her speech at the conference.
“We all know the story of the Good Samaritan. But what you don’t know is that I was that forgotten person on the side of the road. The victim of medical error, the number three cause of death under the previous administration, and left to die of cancer.”
The Washington Examiner tweeted a video montage of her appearance on stage.
“[@realDonaldTrump] gave up his own quality of life so we could live, and work and fight with dignity, because he believes in survival of the fighters, not the fittest.”@NatalieJHarp thanks Trump for “Right to Try” after Trump calls her up on stage. pic.twitter.com/X9UVP9EbS7
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 26, 2019
Harp went on to explain how the medical and political establishments told her how to “die with dignity.”
Nearly everyone around her came to the conclusion that she was at the end of her rope.
That’s sad and wrong.
After the president signed “Right to Try” into law, Harp was able to take advantage of cutting-edge treatment opportunities and medications.
“My Good Samaritan, Donald J. Trump! He saw me there and he didn’t walk by. He stopped. And for every single one of us, he gave up his own quality of life so we could live and work and fight with dignity, because he believes in the survival of the fighters, not the fittest,” Harp said during the conference.
In an interview with Fox News earlier this year, Harp said “I’m walking. I am healthy. I am living the quality of life that I always wanted to have that it took me four years to find because I wasn’t offered it here.”
Thank God this woman was provided medical opportunities that would eventually give her the life she deserves — all because Trump wasn’t afraid to slice a little red tape.
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