For immediate release: September 30, 2020

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Tells the Story of Gottheimer’s Fight to Get Fifth District Resident Jack Allard Approved for Remdesivir

WYCKOFF, N.J. – This week, Gottheimer for Congress released a new ad, entitled “Jack.” Featuring Fifth District resident Jack Allard and his mother, Genny, the spot tells the story of Jack Allard’s near-death COVID experience and Josh Gottheimer’s fight to help his family get Allard approved for life-saving medication. 

“No family should have to go through what the Allards went through. When I learned of Jack’s situation, my heart broke for him and his family. When I learned the medication that could save Jack’s life was stuck in bureaucratic red tape, I got angry, to say the least. Working together, we helped the Allards cut through the red tape and fought the drug company to get Jack approved for Remdesivir, and I’m elated that he is doing so much better. It’s truly a miracle. 

I’ll never forget my first phone call with Jack and his mom, a true hero, after he got out of the hospital. It brought some light to what has been a very dark time for far too many families in our community. I will always fight to help the families in northern New Jersey. It’s my job and an honor,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer.


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First elected in 2016, Congressman Josh Gottheimer proudly represents New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District, which includes 79 towns in Bergen, Passaic, Sussex and Warren Counties. By bringing people together, fighting for lower taxes and affordable health care, and standing up for Jersey Values, Josh is getting things done for our families and our country.