Brophy freshman to testify before U.S. Senate Committee

Diego Morris

Diego Morris

Diego Morris, freshman student at Brophy College Preparatory, has been called to testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, at a hearing titled, “Connecting Patients to New and Potential Life Saving Treatments.”

The hearing will focus on identifying possible barriers preventing patients from accessing new and potentially lifesaving therapies, often in the face of terminal or debilitating conditions.

Mr. Morris will offer suggestions to the congress about the steps they can take to reduce impediments and help connect willing patients and potential medical innovations.

Mr. Morris is testifying because in his words, “When I was 11-years-old I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer. In order to save my life, my parents moved our family to London for 9 months so I could have a drug that is approved around the world but not in the U.S. I am blessed to have been able to move so far away; most kids don’t have that option.”

“I agreed to serve as the honorary chairman of the Right to Try initiative in Arizona when I was 13. I believe Americans should have access to medicine and treatments in the U.S. and have the support of their friends and family that you need when you are sick. We should have the right to try to save the lives of our loved ones,” Mr. Morris stated in the release.

Brophy College Preparatory is at 4701 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix.

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