Unlike the snotty union thugs who actually protested a $100 million charitable gift to a New York hospital, some people are grateful to one of those evil Koch brothers. Even a self-professed left-wing radical. At least someone on the left has some common sense.
Erin Youngerberg learned in 2010 that she was facing a possible death sentence.
“I had a mole on my back that started to grow,’’ she told The Post. “Dermatologists removed it and said it was nothing. But they called back and said it was a form of melanoma.’’
And it was the worst possible type of the skin cancer — the kind that causes tumors to grow all over the body.
But she has new hope — thanks to a remarkable drug called Yervoy, developed at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center using millions of dollars donated by billionaire David Koch.
In May 2012, Youngerberg, 35, an engineer from Jersey City paid another visit to her doctors, who told her they had found a tumor in her intestines.
She went to Sloan Kettering, was prescribed Yervoy for a month and soon started feeling better.
“I thought, hey, this stuff must be working,’’ she said.
Scans found that her tumors had shrunk. Yervoy, she said, “had done its job.’’
She’s now taking other medications her doctors hope will get rid of her cancer for good.
Yervoy, she said, “was what got things moving in the right direction. I’m very hopeful that things will continue to move in the right direction.’’
Youngerberg, like other cancer patients, is appalled that leftist groups, including a nurses union, now want New York-Presbyterian Hospital to turn down a $100 million gift from Koch because of his conservative politics
“It’s not about his politics,’’ she said. “It’s that he’s willing to donate huge amounts of money to cancer research.”
Kara Morgan, 40, a New Orleans mom and IBM worker just started taking Yervoy a month ago and is hopeful she’ll be another success story.
“I’m an extremely progressive left-wing radical,’’ Morgan said.
“But dollars are dollars. I do disagree with a lot of things the Koch brothers do, but I can’t imagine turning the money down. It’s a good thing that he’s doing. I’m grateful for that.”
Harry Reid hardest hit. Now watch the SEIU goon go and harass these cancer patients.