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In this video, we chat with GUEST: JULIE RANDALL, the author of Patient 71
In 2012 I thought I was a fit and healthy woman who had just reluctantly turn 50! I was actually training for a state-level touch football tournament. I went off to work few days after my birthday celebrations, came back from lunch, then without any notice, had a massive seizure in the office. 24 hours later I was diagnosed with Stage 4 advanced, metastatic melanoma and given months to live. My teenage daughters were so distraught, I went out on a limb and promised them I would not die. I was brought up to keep my promises so I had to find a way to survive! i searched the world but could not find one survivor. I would have to be the first. There was no treatment here in Australia to save my life, so again I had to search the world for answers. I found a clinical trial in Portland, Oregon that was working with a immunotherapy drug called (at that stage) PD1. Some patients were responding but it was very early days.. I decided I had to be there, I had to give it a shot for my girls.. BUT the trial was only for US citizens and was at full capacity at 70 Patients.. They keep saying no.. but I wouldn't give up.. after 3.5 months of begging and pleading the hospital and the drug company gave in to my pleas .. I would become known to the Scientists as Patient 71.. Today I am alive and healthy and transformed form my experience.. I have become a best-selling author and a speaker and spreading my story of hope and inspiration to the world.. I now have purpose and meaning more than ever before. I have a job to do in the world now and it feels great to be able to help and inspire others. I would have to be the first: