Cancer Survivor Praises Trump for Saving Her Life in Emotional Speech
Natalie Harp praises President for 'Right to Try' legislation,
Cancer survivor Natalie Harp praised President Donald Trump for "saving her life" in an emotional speech at the Republican National Convention.
Harp cited Trump's “Right to Try” legislation, saying his policy had allowed her access to the treatment which she credited to saving her life after a stage-two cancer diagnosis.
“In the classic Jimmy Stewart film, ‘It’s A Wonderful Life,’ George Bailey is given a great gift, a chance to see what the world would be like without him," Harp said.
"Tonight, Mr. President, we’d like to give you that same gift, without you, we’d all be living in Pottersville, sold out to a crooked Mr. — Or I should say Mrs. Potter, with no hope of escape except death itself,” Harp began.
She proceeded to tell of her experience with her cancer diagnosis - terminal bone cancer - noting that once traditional chemotherapies failed her, she was passed over by potential clinical trials for new treatments.
“The Democrats love to talk about health care being a human right," she said.
"But right to what? Well, I’ll tell you," she continued.
"To them, it’s a right to marijuana, opioids, and the right to die with dignity,” Harp continued, blasting the Democrats for pushing a politically correct version of assisted suicide.
“I was told I was a burden to my family and to my country," Harp said.
"And that by choosing to die early, I’d actually be saving the lives of others by preserving resources for them rather than wasting them on a lost cause like myself,” she said.
“You see, Mr. President, you’ve done so much more than your promises made and promises kept. For numbers only tell part of the story,” Harp added.
“We are the rest of it. Facts with faces, of Americans who would still be forgotten if you and our favorite first lady hadn’t given up your own wonderful life so we could have the chance at one.”
Harp ended by reverting to her analogy, emphasizing that Trump was like George Bailey in his own way.
“George Bailey’s father was right; all you can take with you is that what you’ve given away,” she said.
“And Mr. President, that makes you the richest man in the world. For you have used your strength to make America strong again," she added.
"Sacrificed the life you built to make America proud again. And you risked everything to make America safe again."
"It’s a wonderful life.”