An Abbotsford man wants his wife to have the right to use experimental drugs to battle Huntingdon’s disease.
Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a drug that can stop damage to the brain and even reverse some of the damage in mice, but it’s years away from being approved for humans.
Andrew Meinen says his wife, who is terminal, should have the right to try the drug.
“If the Supreme Court of BC ruled that terminally ill people may choose physician assisted suicide, then certainly they have to allow for terminally ill people who are facing death, to try to stay alive by taking an experimental medication.”
Meinen says there will be a public forum tonight at 7:30 at the Free Reform Church on Mount Lehman road.
He’s launched an awareness campaign called Hanna’s Ride for Life which will be touring around, hoping to collect a million signatures across the country to present to the federal minister of health.
For more information, you can check out the group’s facebook page.