Cancer Patient Credits Trump With Saving Her Life

Posted: Jun 27, 2019 11:30 AM
Cancer Patient Credits Trump With Saving Her Life

Cancer patient Natalie Harp credited President Trump in her battle with cancer at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference Wednesday. 

Harp was invited live on stage where she commended Trump for his support and signing of “Right to Try,” an act which allows terminally ill patients access to drug treatments which have not been approved by the FDA.

“We all know the story of the Good Samaritan. Well, I was that victim on the side of the road, a victim of medical error,” Harp said. “My Good Samaritan, President Donald J. Trump, he saw me there and he didn’t walk by, he stopped.”

Harp has been battling stage 2 bone cancer for the majority of her life. She was nearly killed after a nurse accidentally mixed up Harp’s IV with a sample of sterile water in 2015. Fox News reported that Harp was “offered opioids, medical marijuana, barbiturates, and even informed on Right to Die policies and voluntarily stopping her consumption of food and water (VSED).”

After failing two rounds of chemotherapy and being rejected from various clinical trials, Harp was devoid of options. But when Trump signed the “Right to Try” act last year, Harp was able to experiment with different medical opportunities and treatments. 

Her life improved.

“I’m walking. I am healthy,” Harp told Fox News earlier this year. “I am living the quality of life that I always wanted to have that it took me four years to find because I wasn't offered it here.”

Speaking of Trump at the conference, Harp said that he "believes in survival of the fighters, not the fittest." 

Harp's comments came in the middle of Trump's speech at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference. The coalition represents conservative evangelical Christians who were a key voting bloc during the 2016 presidential election and also who Trump will be relying on for 2020. 

Watch Harp's Remarks Here: