AUSTIN (KXAN) - Andrea Sloan has dedicated her life to helping others. And now she's fighting to save her own life.
It's a fight against time and a fight against rules that are keeping her from obtaining an experimental drug that has shown great promise for people like her who have ovarian cancer.
But it's not a fight Sloan is waging alone, and not one she's waging with bitterness.
“I do have that peace that surpasses understanding,” Sloan told KXAN at her modest downtown Austin office. “I have been fighting hard for seven years, but I've also been living this unbelievably incredible and blessed life.”
Sloan is a respected attorney and the executive director of Texas Advocacy Project, where she and her staff fight for victims of domestic violence.
"We help women who are experiencing violence in their homes,” Sloan said in front of the mural painted on her wall displaying the words Peace, Hope, Faith, Courage, Freedom, Empowerment and Love.
See the full report by KXAN's Shannon Wolfson here.
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