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Viral video helps dying woman get cancer drug
April 30th, 2012
01:56 PM ET

Viral video helps dying woman get cancer drug

Darlene Gant sat in her hospital bed, barely able to lift her head. She was writing letters to her 11-year-son for his upcoming birthday, his eventual high school and college graduations and even a future marriage.

"Did you always know I loved you?" she wrote in a card meant for his 12th birthday. "Of all the things in my life I could have or should have done differently there’s one thing I’d never change, having you as my son."

Gant, 46, who is suffering from stage-four breast cancer, has been told she doesn't have long to live. She worried she wouldn't be around to see her son grow up despite a trial drug that could prolong her life.

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  1. Max Brooks

    Marijuana is useful for cancer

    There is absolutely no reason for marijuana to be illegal. Every argument against it is either scientifically wrong or hypocritical.

    April 30, 2012 at 19:53 | Report abuse | Reply
    • VladT

      I'm sorry....I must've missed the part where her pleading for Marijuana would help keep her alive longer. Or, my bad, you are just pushing your pro pot agenda.

      Good luck with that

      May 1, 2012 at 09:32 | Report abuse |
  2. kendall melendez

    Aww thats so sad .. but umm marijuana you are really pushing your pro. but theres no place like heaven darling !

    May 1, 2012 at 09:44 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Richard Hughes

    I can't see how marijuana is going to help.

    But the strength that this woman and her family have demonstrated is so inspiring.

    If anyone is looking to support a really worthwhile charity, log onto http://www.fashionkicks.org.uk. It's a cancer charity set up by Shay Given and his wife. They do some really great work.

    June 1, 2012 at 10:13 | Report abuse | Reply

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