Outside the Box with No Return: The Extraordinary Story of Hayley Hinton

Randy Hinton joins us from Summerville SC to discuss the circumstances surrounding his daughter Hayley's diagnosis with brain cancer and the difficulties the family had in procuring effective and consolidated treatment for her. The controversial Burzynski Clinic in Houston TX takes center stage, as does Texas Anderson at Houston and the Children's Hospital in South Carolina where Hayley was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma at the age of 5. Randy's experiences make clear 3 points of contention that many parents have with our medical research system:

1. numbers and profits rule, not saving lives

2. promising alternative therapies are dismissed and not investigated

3. Actual cases of survival with alternative treatments are in some cases silenced and sent into exile, again without any investigation into causes and conditions of disease.

A provocative discussion to say the least, please stay tuned for our follow-up show with Randy and an actual long-term survivor of DIPG.



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About Janet

Blessed with varied interests and an artistic and musical upbringing, Janet had health challenges throughout her young adult life. Despite these she graduated Cum Laude from Wellesley College with an award of distinction for acting, and had also been a champion equestrian. She began a family with her husband Barry later in life, and had finally found happiness with daughter Sophie-Marie (3/12/06) and then baby (Jack 8/30/08). Five weeks after his birth, the family escaped a wildfire in which all worldly possessions were lost. The family relocated in December of 2008 to Agua Dulce CA where they currently reside.

Jack began to have unsettling symptoms at the age of 3; he was taken to Children's Hospital Los Angeles and was diagnosed with DIPG, or diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, on Friday Oct. 28, 2011, indisputably the darkest experience of Janet's life. The outrage of it made her determined to find the good in the situation, and she asked God to "Put me to work!" After Jack's death, she remained determined to start working to find solutions to DIPG and incorporated Jack's Angels at the end of 2012; the Foundation began its work in 2013. Despite the fact that DIPG is responsible for the majority of brain tumor deaths in children, she had been told there were no solutions for Jack because "the numbers aren't great enough for investors." This remains the primary motivation in her advocacy work, to prioritize children's lives in our medical system in the United States.