VIDEO: Orthodox Jewish Family Turns To White House Petition Drive To Save Young Son’s Life


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Orthodox Jewish Family Turns To White House Petition Drive To Save Young Son s Life   YouTube2[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The Cohen family, of Houston, TX, is facing a battle none of us should have to go through – aggressive brain cancer in their 6-year old son Refael Elisha. Having recently received the devastating news from their doctors that “there is nothing more we can do for him”, the Cohens are turning to a last resort – Antineoplaston Therapy at the Burzyinski clinic. However, the FDA pulled their approval for this treatment in 2012 pending further clinical trials. We are told that the FDA is nearing approval to resume this treatment, but Refael Elisha does not have time to wait.

The FDA has the power to approve a “compassionate use exemption” so Refael Elisha can undergo this therapy to try and save his life.

We are asking the FDA to grant this exemption so we can continue to fight for his life.Please sign the petition by clicking HERE.

The following is a personal plea from Mrs. Devorah Cohen:

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Our six-year-old son, Refael Elisha, was diagnosed with a rare malignant brain tumor. There is a medication which may save his life, as well as that of two other children, but the FDA has not made it available yet. If we can obtain 100,000 signatures, the FDA will have to address this pressing issue.

We are asking the FDA to grant us a compassionate use of an experimental medication that may have the potential to save the life of our 6-year old and two other kids with rare brain cancer.

We strongly believe that we can accomplish this. I am asking you to please sign the petition and forward this to your friends and ask them to sign. It takes only few minutes!

Please help us help Rafael Elisha and other kids to get this medication.

Thank you in advance,

Yaakov & Devorah Cohen
Houston, TX.

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  1. Please — put this news at the top. The little boy is weak and they are only 30,000 away from the 100,000 signatures they need. Create an ad. And a link to the petition. But pls move this to the top. The rest of the year. Obama can go first.

  2. The President has nothing to do with drug approvals, and it would involve a statute to change the FDA’s policy on experimental drugs for hopeless cases (even if it is illogical to prevent experiments on people who have little or no chance of survival).

  3. At the time I’m writing this its already After the White House rejected the Petition. We Jewish People know that the White House could not have said No without the will of Hashem. We did Our Hishtadlis and the rest is up to Hashem. What we need to do is to pray to Hashem everyday that “Refal Elisha Meir Ben Devorah” should have a Refua Shelima. Doctors give up. We Dont! Even if a sharp knife is on the neck of a person He shouldn’t lose hope! Jews Never Give Up! Spread the word!