Today news presenter Georgie Gardner chokes back tears on air while interviewing cancer sufferer Nick Auden

Today news presenter Georgie Gardner chokes back tears on air while interviewing cancer sufferer Nick Auden

TODAY show news presenter Georgie Gardner choked back tears while interviewing cancer victim Nick Auden this morning. Who can blame her?

Mr Auden, a father of three, has Stage 4 melanoma. Doctors cheap supra shoes say he will die within months unless he gains access to an experimental drug.

In a last-ditch attempt to procure the drug, called PD-1, Mr Auden and his wife Amy have uprooted their family and moved from Melbourne to the US city of Denver.

“The hardest thing in this situation is the thought that you may not be there to watch your children grow up,” Mr Auden told Today. “And that’s why we’re going to leave no stone unturned.”

Ms Gardner became buy supra shoes emotional as she spoke to Mr Auden’s son Lachlan.

“I love him because he is very smart and very, very good at maths,” Lachlan said.

“I’m finding it really hard not to get emotional here,” Ms Gardner said, choking back tears. “What a beautiful family you have.”

The experimental PD-1 drug is only available in trials with supra high tops two of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb. On July 2, Mr Auden was told he qualified for one of the trials, only to have that qualification withdrawn due to a “health complication” on the same night.

With time running out, Mr Auden’s family is trying to build public pressure on the two companies to grant him “compassionate access” to PD-1. They have launched a website, called “Save Locky’s Dad”, posted a video on YouTube, started a petition on Change.org and asked people to spread their story via Facebook and Twitter.

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