What would cause the leading cancer doctor in the world to fly across the country to the funeral of a boy of 8? That’s part of today’s story.
Past guest Roger McCaffrey discusses the terrible ordeal his family endured when they discovered their 4 1/2-year-old son, John, had CML, a stem-cell cancer. The story involves not only a family’s anguish, but also a miracle drug, insurance companies, politics, and the FDA.
About the Guest
Roger A. McCaffrey, who describes himself as a recovering political consultant, is a book publisher, editor, and direct-mail specialist. He is co-author with brother Eugene of Players Choice: Major League Ballplayers Vote on Their All-Time Greats, which contains a foreword by George H.W. Bush, the latter’s finest contribution to public life. His book An Executive’s Complete Guide to Licensing was published by Dow Jones-Irwin. He writes occasional pieces on various topics and has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, and The American Spectator.
The Contra Cruise
Join us October 9-16 for an unforgettable week at sea!