Several years ago, my dad was diagnosed with cancer. He got so sick awhile back that he and my mom were released from their mission. When they left the mission, he went to have 2 stem cell transplants done. The transplants were the only thing for him to do to "buy him some time". Dad has been going through chemo therapy for YEARS. He is such a strong person. He goes and gets his chemo, and then heads out to work in the yard (or something else equally difficult). You would never know that he is sick. He doesn't complain about not feeling well, and he just doesn't skip a beat.
Just recently he went to see his doctor. Unfortunately his levels are starting to creep back up again. The doctor told him that he should start taking a new, different kind of medicine. The medicine is $9000 per bottle. Yes, you read that right $9000 for 120 pills. That is $75 PER PILL!! 3 pills a day = 40 days of medicine. We are talking BIG bucks!! If someone cannot afford the pills, they can get them for FREE!! Yes, FREE!! Fortunately AND unfortunately my dad does not fall into that category. Sheesh! It is like he is paying for all those people that are not paying for their own! Why can't someone get medicine that will help them without practically giving their first born child?