Patrick Swayze seeks congress’ help


Patrick Swayze

According to Sunday’s Washington Post, the actor who has been battling pancreatic cancer wrote to congress asking their help and support millions of other American’s fighting serious diseases. In Patrick Swayze’s lengthy letter to congress, he was calling for congress to be a beacon of hope in these times of dire conditions, not only in health issues but on everything the entire country and the American people are going through at the moment

” … Our individual battles should also be national ones … With Congress about to decide how much money to include for medical research as part of the economic stimulus package, the time has come to take my personal fight to a larger stage. My message to our senators and representatives is simple: Vote for the maximum funding to let the National Institutes of Health fight cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. It’s not only good for our nation’s health; it’s also good for our economic well-being …”

” … When I was growing up in Texas, my family had a simple response for challenges like this: ‘Stop talking about it, and do something about it … ‘That’s how I feel about finding more money for cancer research. My hope is that some day, the words ‘a cure’ won’t be followed by the words ‘is impossible … “

” … So here’s my plea to Congress: Stand up to cancer. Stand up for people fighting serious disease. Stand up and help restore America’s economy. Stand up and help build a prosperous and healthy future for our people by giving the NIH $10 billion for research. Stand up to create jobs, fight illness and deliver hope.”

Patrick Swayze is currently still actively working as an actor and can be seen on A&E’s “The Beast”


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