I know I have not been around these parts in quite a while, but I am going to pull the typical “chick move” and suddenly show up when I need help.
Actually, a friend of mine needs your help. In October of last year, her son (who is/was a classmate of my daughter) was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. They were recently on the local news http://www.wfmz.com/news/Drug-shortage-leaves-child-cancer-patients-in-limbo/-/121458/8778948/-/277sr8/-/index.html in an attempt to spread awareness about a severe shortage of methotrexate; a key drug in the fight against ALL.
If anyone has the time and can go to the CureSearch site http://www.kintera.org/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx?c=8hKOI3MFIjI2E&b=6440521&aid=517204 you will find a pre-written letter that will be sent to your local congressman and representative; alerting them of the problem and hopefully spurring a quicker call to action.
Before visiting the link, please be aware that it does ask for personal info like email and address which I know many of us are reticent to share. I have also just learned of this issue and filled out the information myself so I cannot guarantee that you will not be contacted about future actions and/or requests for donations once filling out the form. In my case, personally knowing a child who stands to benefit was reason enough for me to put those concerns aside, but I don’t expect everyone to have the same reason.
Thank you in advance to all of you who are able to help.