Help us by supporting H.R.7017: Accelerating Access to Critical Therapies for ALS

H.R.7071 – Accelerating Access to Critical Therapies for ALS Act, would allow people with ALS the opportunity to fight and to live a QUALITY life. H.R.7071 will fund early access to therapies that are proven to have success through clinical trials.

There are therapies/treatments available RIGHT NOW that can give thousands of people with ALS the chance to fight and to survive. One true example: An ALS patient was a paraplegic, breathing on a respirator. This same patient was given a treatment that is now in it's 3rd phase of clinical trial. He can now walk, ride a stationary bike and breathe without a respirator. It sounds like a miracle, but it is simply the truth of the science. Unfortunately, this treatment is not available to the 16,000+ American's who are dying from ALS (due to red tape and funding).

ALS has no cure, but there are treatments that can dramatically slow down the progression and allow patients to live a quality life.

If you have ever seen the movie Gladiator, there is the scene where The Gladiator is in the Coliseum. The Gladiator has fought the fight of his life. The Caesar is in the stands watching him fight, he puts his fist in the air with his thumb tucked in. He can either put his thumb up to signify “HE LIVES!!” or he can put his thumb down to signify “HE DIES.”

Every person battling ALS is a Gladiator, fighting the fight of their lives. They are facing an imaginable evil cruel death. Every single “Congressional Thumb” means “LIVE” or “DIE” in the case of an ALS patient, with regards to H.R.7071. It is a non-partisan Bill. It is not a Bill that is solely about funding and budgets. This Bill is about the right to LIVE. It is about HUMAN LIVES.

I respectfully ask that you review H.R.7071 and make the choice to be a Cosponsor. Your choice could potentially save 16,000 American lives. We with ALS are so few in the grand scheme of things, but we deserve the chance to survive and to fight and to know that our lives matter.

Unfortunately, time is not on our side- so we need help with the red-tape. We need action now. Please put your thumb up and help us live the lives that we were meant to live.

Thank you for your valuable time and for your consideration.

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