Inspiring a New Generation to Defy the Bounds of Innovation: A Moonshot to Cure Cancer
Joe Biden (Archives)

Mr. Vice President, SIGN ME UP!

Having spent almost 20 years working in the Senate, I have followed your career and know much about all of the things you have done for Delaware and our country. But, I strongly believe the “Moonshot for Cancer” will be your greatest accomplishment.

When I read you are going to the Abramson Center tomorrow, I was very surprised and pleased. because I have had first hand experience with the folks there, and have nothing but KUDOS for all of them.

In June of 2011, my 36 year old daughter had her first baby. My daughter never felt well after the birth, and after numerous trips back to the hospital and to other doctors, we finally had a diagnosis. She suffered from a very aggressive and complex leukemia which just literally came out of no where.

We immediately transferred my daughter to Penn (she lives in Philadelphia so that was a blessing) and she was put under the care of Dr. Selina Luger, the Director of the Leukemia Division. Because of Dr. Luger’s solid knowledge and excellent care, as well as the superb skills of her entire team, I am pleased to tell you that following a bone marrow transplant, my daughter is doing extremely well. Because of the complexity of the leukemia, she is still on chemo, but she has been placed in a study which she hopes will help others.

The other doctor so heavily involved with my daughter’s care was Dr. David Porter. He has researched and developed a plan to mix the backbone of an HIV cell in the the blood of a leukemia patient, and inject that solution into the patient. Dr. Porter’s results have been recognized throughout the world.

I wish you luck on your new adventure and would love to help in any way possible. In the meantime, I would urge you to speak with both Dr. Luger and Dr. Porter if you can work them into what I am sure is a very busy schedule.

Many thanks for all you do…