101.18 SYNOPSIS: A medical team is reviewing trial applicants and come to a consensus that Cal falls outside the trial’s qualifications. This causes Saanvi to take up his cause to Dr. Cardoso that he be allowed treatment.
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Saanvi sits and watches
DR. MILLER: We have a full plate today, so we’ll just table the rest of the reports until next week. Is that good? Moving on to new applicants.
SAANVI: How often do these reviews happen? Oh.
CLINICIAN: Almost every day. Your survival rates are through the roof. Who wouldn’t want in?
Saanvi’s 2nd day back to work, 5th day since returning
Although Saanvi should be at the table, one might speculate that she is still acclimating herself to all that has taken place. It was only yesterday afternoon that she returned to the medical center. Evidence that supports this is that she is still dressed in casual clothes. She is wearing the same green jacket as yesterday, but is wearing a maroon instead of a blue blouse.
Cal’s unusual case is presented
CAL’s photo and application appears on the screen.
DR. MILLER: Okay, here we go. This is an unusual case. Male born April 19, 2002. Initial diagnosis was back in 2011.
DR. CARDOSO: Excuse me?
DR. MILLER: Treating narrative says the boy was on Flight 828.
DR. CARDOSO: Wow. Uh Okay, uh, unfortunately, his diagnosis date is outside the study parameters. He’s lived with this disease for more than six years.
Saanvi asserts herself
SAANVI: No, excuse me. For him, it hasn’t been six years. Now, if this boy needed treatment before he got onto that plane, he undoubtedly would need it now.
DR. MILLER: Of course, I understand how you feel, but we can’t risk breaking protocol. I think we need to deny. Are we in agreement?
/INDISTINCT MURMURING/DOOR OPENS/DOOR CLOSES/
Scene switches from meeting room to Dr. Cardoso’s office.[KNOCK ON DOOR]
DR. CARDOSO: Oh, there you are.
SAANVI: I reviewed his profile. He is all but terminal.
SAANVI: No, of course not, but we can try.
DR. CARDOSO: For the credibility of the study, only the most viable cases can be included.
SAANVI: Says who? This is your study based on my research. I’m entitled to a voice here.
DR. CARDOSO: We’re months away from being bought by a major pharmaceutical.There’s too much money on the line for both of us, and I won’t let that be jeopardized by an aberrant patient whose results might compromise our track record. Who knows what happened to him on that plane?
SAANVI: Do you want to know what happened to him on that plane? The exact same thing that happened to me. We both got a second chance. To start over, to live. And I can’t explain to you why or how, but I’m not ruling out that just maybe he came back to be saved and I came back to save him. And I couldn’t care less about the money. We’re giving this boy his chance.