BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — A Broken Arrow man suffering from ALS is petitioning a California company to allow him and others battling the disease a chance to try something new.
Mike Henson told FOX23's Shae Rozzi he wants access to a new drug not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration that shows great promise in slowing the progression of ALS.
Rozzi introduced Henson to legendary Jenks High School football coach Allan Trimble who said he wants to support Henson's petition and join the fight. Both men called it a "life or death" situation.
Supporters of the petition hope to gain access to the drug under the "Right to Try" legislation President Donald Trump signed into law in 2018.
Below is the company's response to Mike Henson and FOX23's Shae Rozzi:
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