Dr. Mcdonald speech-Parliament Hearing

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Dr. Mcdonald speech-Parliament Hearing

Postby thornyrose76 » Tue May 11, 2010 6:56 pm

Does anyone have a transcript of what Dr. Mcdonald stated at a Parliament Hill Hearing today?
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Postby mangio » Tue May 11, 2010 7:08 pm

I listened if it is of any interest. 90pc that is amazing.
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Postby Brightspot » Tue May 11, 2010 8:48 pm

Transcript should be available tomorrow.
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Postby Jason » Tue May 11, 2010 9:04 pm

He was Awesome, I like how the moderator shut some of the neuros up.
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Postby jackiejay » Wed May 12, 2010 9:40 am

just wondering......what happens with this committe now....do they deliberate and make a decision on funding or have more hearings...does anyone know?
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Postby cheerleader » Wed May 12, 2010 10:29 am

Here's a link to Dr. McDonald's emphatic presentation at the Parliamentary session yesterday ... Dr. McDonald has diagnosed CCSVI, he is a vascular surgeon and is not allowed to treat. He is frustrated, and wants to help. He calls the situation "kafka-esque." I agree. Thanks to Dr. McDonald-

full presentation includes many testimonies...worth listening to the whole thing-
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Postby FlashHack » Wed May 12, 2010 11:00 am

I love Dr. Macdonald's analogy of a plumber (vascular doc) having to get the electrician's (neurologist) permission to fix a broken pipe that is ruining someone's house. Brilliant.
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Postby thornyrose76 » Wed May 12, 2010 1:25 pm

I tried the link cheerleader provided but kept seeing a blank page...I h ave a MAC is that why? I know there is a five min snippet of it on youtube, would someone be able to put the entire speech/hearing on youtube?
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Bummer

Postby FlashHack » Wed May 12, 2010 1:26 pm

Yeah, it is a Window Movie File.
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Postby PCakes » Wed May 12, 2010 1:27 pm

...sigh... Dr. Murray, i'm sorry, your 40 years .. a sad dinosaur in the cloak of a historian.. hints of snake oil remedies as comparisons.. drugs drugs drugs.. quoting partial truths..asking why upcoming drug releases are not elevated in the media equally.. and for me, the absolute kicker, "if all patients are treated we will have no studies".. I am going to pray for this man tonght.

Dr Ludwin, "ccsvi is a 'novel' idea.." pat pat pat, touting his credentials, also stood out as someone grasping on to his career.. to this i can offer empathy but please, walk with or step aside.

and on and on.. why do those opposed feel that embracing this treatment will some how negate their lives work?

The passion in Dr McDonald's voice filled my heart with hope and washed the rest away.

..as Janet said.. we can't watch someone drown while we test a lifejacket.. ( my next t-shirt:)

Life is good .. life is filled with people.. therefore..
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Dr. Jock

Postby PointsNorth » Wed May 12, 2010 1:47 pm

Who wouldathunk that our biggest roadblocks would have come from the Society that advocates for us. Who invited Jock?
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Good Samaritan

Postby FlashHack » Wed May 12, 2010 1:52 pm

I can't help but think of the story of the Good Samaritan. Like the Priest and the Levite, the neurologist's testimony was filled with their own small-minded logic on why not to help the MS patient lying in the ditch, but like the Samaritan, Dr. Macdonald's compassionate action has put them all to shame.

I hope that the MP's can see through the smoke and mirrors.
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Postby scotland » Wed May 12, 2010 1:54 pm

This is brutal to listen to.
Your have people absolutley spilling their guts, in a brilliant, well spoken
compassionate way about something very near, dear, and painful to
them.
Doctor MacDonald does a fabulous job, keeps an easy well informed tack
and obviously cares about his patients..
The other doctors here spend most of their time spouting credentials, I hope they keep them in mind for their job search which is coming up.
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Postby mangio » Wed May 12, 2010 2:25 pm

He is a Saint and I am very proud he is my doctor.
God bless you Dr M. and your wonderful team.
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Postby AMcG » Wed May 12, 2010 2:27 pm

Really pleased that Dr. McDonald seemed to get a very sympathetic hearing. Can someone fill me in on the status of this hearing and who the lady politician was? So many exciting things are happening in Canada but I am afraid I am pretty ignorant about Canadian politics.
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