Monday, March 05, 2007

Piksea Makes a Plea For Your Help

I need a favor from anyone who stops by. Please follow this link and sign the petition. You may have seen and signed similar ones before, but please sign this one, as well. Here is the information directly from the Lifetime Television web page:

Sign the Petition
Grammy-Nominated Performer Jewel Joins Lifetime, 12 Million Viewers and Bipartisan Political Leaders on Capitol Hill to Urge End of "Drive-Through" Mastectomies
In September, as part of the network's award-winning Stop Breast Cancer for Life campaign, Lifetime Television and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Jewel delivered more than 12 million petition signatures to Capitol Hill, urging Congress to pass the bipartisan Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2005 (S 910/HR1849). The bill would allow a woman and her doctor to decide whether she should recuperate for at least 48 hours in the hospital or whether she has enough support to get quality care at home following this emotionally and physically difficult surgery. The bill was reintroduced in 2007 with the support of 14 million signatures from Lifetime's online petition. (Get an
more information on this act.)

My mom was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She'll be getting 4-6 months of chemotherapy, followed by mastectomy. We've already been told by the surgeons that the mastectomy and reconstruction can take up to 6 hours. I can't bear the thought of her enduring all of that, only to be sent directly home afterwards. Please sign the petition.

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