CI Article- Spring 2007
Iowa Family: "We Truly Need This Study, So We Can Know"
The following article is excerpted from the Des Moines Register, March 31, 2007, written by Register reporter Tony Leys.
But they know that's not how science works. Science moves ahead a step at a time, with successes and failures. Its victories are based on work and determination.
That's why the Dostaliks are volunteering to have Haley participate in a trial of a promising new drug.
“Potentially,” adds her husband, who is sitting across the kitchen table at their Urbandale home. Kari Dostalik nods. “That’s right,” she says. “Potentially”
That means the Dostaliks could skip the trial and try to persuade a doctor to give it to Haley right away.
They’re not going to do that, for several reasons. One is that they’re impressed with the thorough monitoring offered to patients in the study. They also recognize the need to learn for sure how well the drug works and whether it has troubling side effects.
“If every Tom, Dick and Harry just went out and got on it, we wouldn’t know definitively,” Kari Dostalik said. “We truly need this study, so we can know.”