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The Faces of Right-to-Try: Jordan McLinn

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The Faces of Right-to-Try: Jordan McLinn

05.08.18 02:04 AM

Like a lot of kids, seven-year-old Indiana resident Jordan McLinn has a dream job. “I like being a fireman. And I like rescuing people,”*Jordan said. But unlike most kids, Jordan is in a fight for his life, and he’s hoping his advocacy will lead to saved lives for terminally ill patients. Jordan was born with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. As he ages, his muscles will slowly stop working. Most kids with DMD end up in a wheelchair by the time they’re a teenager. Life expectancy is just 27 years. With no cure and few options for treatment, Jordan and his family have become vocal supporters of right-to-try. Right-to-try laws allow terminally ill patients to access potentially lifesaving experimental treatments that haven’t received final approval from the FDA. Progress in the States So far,*40*states have passed right-to-try, and Jordan was instrumental in getting the policy signed into law in Indiana. He testified in front of the state legislature, dressed in his fireman gear from his job as an honorary member of the Indianapolis Fire Department. “To me, as a mom, it’s a miracle when someone says ‘hey, this drug can add 50 years to your son’s life’,”*Jordan’s mom, Laura, told lawmakers. Jordan’s […]

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