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Boston College homecoming scheduled for Saturday
Leo Finn should have been getting a bone scan and signing paperwork for a clinical test Wednesday.
His liver cancer is no longer responding to conventional chemotherapy. Doctors at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute were ready to move to the new treatments.
Now, everything is on hold because Food and Drug Administration is shutdown. The agency has to sign off on the clinical trial.
Finn and his wife, Kimberly, say it’s “a matter of life and death” and the irresponsible actions of elected officials is “outrageous and unfair.”
“Where is the FDA? On the golf course? Do we have the track them down there?” Finn asked.
Finn was to have begun the new treatment next week.
“I am angry. This is my husband’s life,” Kimberly Finn said.
The couple has three children. Kim Finn said their children just want their dad to live.
It’s not easy to extend your hand in hopes that you will get the help you so badly need
It’s even harder to make the decision to be the one to help
Sometimes the decision to help is a part of you
You don’t know any different and its second nature to you
Don’t waste time thinking of what others might think because your hand was extended as either the giver or the taker
Think of how you would feel if you didn’t
Don’t feel guilty if you can’t afford to extend your hand
Sometimes you may be the one who needs the help
Be open to receiving help
As long as you are willing in some way to offer help to others in need
Your needs will be answered in some way at some time
We are giving kind
We just need a small reminder sometimes
No one is too good to help nor too good to receive
People are both givers and receivers
Be there for those in their time of need and they will be there for you
Help is always there, all you need is ask
I wrote today’s poem in a tribute to those who are now out of work due to the government shutdown, but it applies to all those in need everywhere at any time. Bless you all and your families.
Government shutdown begins: Congress fails to agree on spending bill