Childhood Cancer Treatment Bill Signing CSPAN June 5, 2018 7:46pm-8:00pm EDT
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i pleased to sign into law a childhood cancer survivorship treatment access and research act of 2018. it is a big deal. very important. the people appear have helped us so much. i want thank secretaries are for beheem ngith u including shelley , dean howard, representati michl mccall. thank you. and michael purchased. thank you. more than 15000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. tragically, cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among american children and adolescents. this legislation will expand opportunities for childhood cancer research, enhance the
quality of fe fhildhood cancer survivors, and to inxpertit the tionaltute itif al a very big deal. very important for everything here. very important for the country. we have verave cldren battling cance cancer and doing. olivia is here with her family. olivia, congratulations. olivia has a tremendous story of inspiration and a fighting spirit. she has a rare bone cancer. your strength and are thankful you are recovering so well. we're very grateful for it jake is with us. jake is a sarcoma survivor. he has helped lead the effort to see this bill become law.
jake, i like that type. a sharp looking guy. good job, jake. i also want toell you that you are working on it individually, you've really done a good job. i want to thank you. wanto commend s f h ad sh o bil and for working hard and our fellow childhood cancer survivors. i'm thrilled with the job you have done. i hear you are doing good. great. so, olivia, jay, and sadie, i think you for your hard work and you are really helping to positi livve a in
america especially of younpele. we will be right here with you every step of the way. all of these incredible representatives. someday maybe you'll be there. i don't know if you want to do that. but, we want to thank all of you for being here. we congratulate you for doing so well and getting better. you have helped a lot of people. thank you very much. do you have anything to say, shelley? >> i am admiring the strength these young people and their families as well. families are affected. this is about survivorship and how you live your life and how after you have had treatment you ca onn go to have healthy and productive lives. for me as a mother and grandmother, and for my cancer
crusade kids from west virginia, thank you. >> you are doing a great job. thank you. you are doing a fantastic job. my? >> i think there is nothing more precious than our children. whatever one child is sick, we are all feeling the same way, we want to do everything we can to help out. mike and i have been working very hard. we will exceed $140 million a share in the fight against pediatric cancer. piercing so many more children survive it, it is your heart well. >> statistically it has been incredible. >> thank you, mr. president. this is less comprehensive childhood cancer bill passed by congress. it would not have possible if we did not have the advocates behind us. the children are the best advocates. it took three years to get there, mr. president. they can say no to you and me, but bring in little sadie to the
office, they cannot say no to her and the other survivors. rearch.ll help survivorship a it will move the cause forward in the right direction. >> thank you. you are doing a great job. >> mr. president, on behalf of survivors in nevada, i am here to thank you for your work and effort. this does not happen without your leadership. i think these kids were being advocates and getting us to where we are today. thank you. >> my friend, you have been working so hard on this. >> sadie came in to see me about a congress ago. it was clear she was dedicated to this. at the time she looked different because she was atif as michael said, she is the best ambassador. i think this builds on the work of the 21st century cares and
the work that you did last week. it is for the betterment of american patients. you cannot ask for more than that. >> rate j. >> for years, and nobody knows why it has not passed, but it we have drugs and tnts that will not be approved for another three to five years. now, somebody is in bad shape we can use them and they will not going to other countries to try to get a cure. it is hope. but a lot of people will be helped by this. the right to try, as difficult as that wasoetpproved i st, we areery proud of tt. >> mr. president, we just want to thank olivia, sadie, jake,
their parents, danielle, and others here who have lost children to this battle against pediatric cancer. is legislation will be a material change in our ability to do research and how can survive cancer, and survive cancer longer. thank you for signing it today. >> that is great. thank you. you may be want to say something because you have been so instrumental. that's right, jake. would you like to say something? would you le to say somng? >> i am so honored for being here. it is an amazing opportunity. thank you. >> thank you, sweetheart. you are very nice. >> just like sadie, it's amazing to be here. this is a cool turn of events. i'm so thankful. >> thank you.
>> i'm grateful that the bill is passed to help future cancer patients. >> would anybody like to say something? parents are representative. >> if i may, mr. president, i would like to thank you and the leaders in congress that have sponsored this bill. i can tell you as a father hearing that treatment for my daughter is 40 years old. he had to go to another country. they did a treatment and they are focused on survivorship, on cures, it's critical. it is not a good place if we don't do it commit the funds and effort to save cldren'siv thanku >>e have made a lot of advancements. 500 days now, we've made a lot
of improvements in a lot of speed where we are getting it done quickly. that is why right to try is so good. so things that are so promising that will be approved for another 3 5 years. >> i just want to touor ssinghis bill. i have seen firsthand how awful it is to watch my own child go through we have also had many relationships of different childhood cancer fighters. summer survivors now and some have passed away. these things matter so much. we are so grateful. >> thank you. okay, i will sign it. our we ready? it's a big deal now.
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