Nationally recognized domestic violence victim advocates combine efforts to pay tribute to Susan Murphy-Milano. D-Talks Radio Show is co-hosted by Denise Brown (sister of Nicole Brown Simpson) and Danielle Pierre (Life Coach to the Stars). It was originally set to air on Thurday, July 12 but has been moved to Monday, July 16th at 9:00 p.m. (EST). Technical difficulties forced the producers to reschedule.
The hosts will be joined by other nationally recognized advocates from across the country in this segment of D-Talks Radio Show titled Conquering Cancer – A Tribute to Susan Murphy Milano!
Susan Murphy-Milano didn’t ask to become an advocate for survivors of domestic violence. Her life path was set to take her in another direction. The world that she was building came crashing around her. On that day, Susan had the uneasy feeling that something was wrong and hurried home. By the time she arrived, both parents were dead from a murder-suicide.
As she tells Oprah in this riveting interview, her mother had been shot at close range and her father killed himself. The horror of finding your parents dead is something that can never leave you. Yet, Susan went on to fight against intimate partner violence in a big way.
She helped with the passage of the 1993 Illinois Stalking law and developed the Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit. The books authored by Susan Murphy-Milano include Time’s Up, Moving out and Moving On and others. Her newest work, Holding my hand through Hell will be released in October 2012.
Susan has consulted on high profile cases and worked to develop tools that survivors of intimate partner abuse can use. One of these works is the Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit (EAA) that is designed to help survivors of intimate partner violence document the abuse.
Now, Susan Murphy-Milano is locked in a battle for her life. She has been diagnosed with Stage IV cancer and is one of 50 million uninsured Americans. The July 16 segment of D-Talks Radio Show will not only pay tribute but will hopefully raise funds. Those who are unable to tune in at 9:00 pm (ET) can listen to the show in an on-demand format at the conclusion of the broadcast.
Susan’s publicist, Delilah Jones of Imagine Publicity dropped a jaw dropping piece of news. According to a post on the blog Conquering Cancer, a one month supply of a critical medication is $4,200.
She continues to say that Susan Murphy-Milano can apply to the pharmaceutical corporation for assistance and wait 30 days for a response. A one month supply of the same cancer fighting medication can be purchased from Israel and arrive in 3-5 days. The cost? A still expensive $1,200.
Two unspoken questions linger in the air. Why do 50 million people lack access to healthcare in one of the richest countries in the world? The second question deserves an equally important response. Does this intimate partner violence advocate have an extra 30 days to spare?
When the D-Talks Radio Show airs on July 16, domestic violence advocates from across the country won’t only be paying tribute to Susan Murphy-Milano. They will also be trying to raise funds to help buy that critical medication and help with her medical costs.
Each of these advocates are freely giving his or her time to help someone who has given so much of her time to help others. D-Talks Radio Show Conquering Cancer – A Tribute to Susan Murphy Milano is not just for survivors of intimate partner violence or cancer. It is a show that will empower and inspire all listeners.