Democrat National Convention To Affect Cancer Patients’ Treatment
Well this isn’t exactly what you call winning the PR battle. From WBTV:
On Tuesday, September 4th, the DNC will officially kick off. Tens of thousands from around the world will head to the Queen City and there’s no secret, the convention will have a major impact locally, including on people battling cancer.
Matthews resident Sue Falco is fighting stage four colon cancer, and says the DNC will force a major cancer treatment center to close. Carolina’s Hematology Oncology Associates on South Tryon will close for four days during the DNC, because of security and traffic concerns.
“It’s kind of fascinating how an event like this impacts a city,” Falco said.
Carolina’s Hematology Oncology Associates will have two other locations open around Mecklenburg County during the DNC. An employee says South Tryon patients will be able to receive treatment at the two other locations.
“I’m very fortunate that I can drive myself to and from chemotherapy but I know a lot of people depend on family members who have to drive a distance to get to their therapy,” she said.
Can you imagine what Priorities USA would do if this was happening at the GOP Convention? I mean, they tried to pin a woman dying from cancer on Mitt Romney even though he had absolutely nothing to do with it, you can just guess what they’d do there, right?
The good news is that there are some other locations these people can go to for treatment and I hope a shuttle is available for those that need one. That being said, shutting down a cancer treatment center for four days isn’t exactly something you want to be remembered for.