Thursday, August 24, 2017

Life and Death, Back and Forth

Back and forth across The Pond, that is.

The ever outstanding folks at CanuckCare© continue as a credit to the medical profession:

"Despite their demands and pleadings, the doctor would not budge from his decision. In fact he deliberately hastened H’s end ... In less than 24 hours, H was dead."

At age 63, still in chemo, apparently responding to it.

But as with all government-run health "care" schemes, who pays the piper calls the tune. Best part? No recourse or accountability.


And the "across" part? Well, that would be the heroes of the Much Vaunted National Health System©. In what certainly appears to be a replay of the Baby Charlie tragedy, "Lottie Woods-John was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma on June 30, 2016. She was just 2 years old."

The good news is that she received chemo and then surgery that removed 95% of the tumor, and is currently "undergoing immunotherapy to zap the rest of the cancerous cells in her body, but desperately needs an innovative vaccine treatment only available in the US."

The cost of this, which is of course not covered by the MVNHS©, is on the order of a quarter of a million dollars.


But there are still heroes in Jolly Old:

"A former Royal Marine who served in the Iraq War is selling his war medals to help pay for a little girl's ... cancer treatment."

His motivation is pretty remarkable, please read the whole thing.

But also remember why it's necessary.

[Hat Tip: Ace of Spades]
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