Alums lead social media campaign to get treatment for ill nephew

Bill '98 and Erin Burns née Hardy '99 were featured in an article published on March 21 for their efforts to get experimental treatment for their nephew, Josh.


It took a massive social media campaign and an unorthodox solution to get Josh Hardy access to an experimental drug.

Now thanks to that drug, his family says, the seven-year-old’s health is indeed improving.

“Josh is doing well,” his uncle, William Burns, told me over the phone yesterday. “He’s got a long road ahead to recovery, but it appears that the medicine is working.”

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