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11-year-old asks Gov. Pence about 'Right to Try' at PA campaign stop

Pence consoled the boy after he pushed for Right to Try because of his father and friend, who both have ALS.

A heartbreaking moment happened on the campaign trail with Govenor Mike Pence today that put an Indiana law in the spotlight. Pence took one final question at a Pennsylvania town hall from an 11-year-old boy.

"Will you and Donald Trump, when you're elected, will you support 'Right to Try'? Both our father and our friend Matt, they both have ALS, so they're dying," the boy asked.

Pence walked off stage to comfort the emotional child.

The boy and his family.. are calling for federal Right to Try legislation. It would allow patients who are fighting for their lives to take experimental drugs before final FDA approval.

You may remember seven-year-old Jordan McLinn became the face of the law here in Indiana. McLinn has a rare form of muscular dystrophy. His mom lobbied for the bill here until it passed last year.

"I'm very proud the state of Indiana signed 'Right to Try' legislation into law, and I promise you, I promise your dad, I promise Matt - we're going to take your incredibly powerful, courageous, inspirational example. We're going to take it to Washington, DC, and we're going to get it done."

The Pennsylvania family at today's event says they're working with the McLinn family to push for a national version of the legislation.