August 1, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Meets with Franklin Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today met with families from Franklin, Indiana who founded the non-profit “If It Was Your Child” to raise awareness of the high pediatric cancer rate in Johnson County. Senator Young met with Kari Rhinehart and Matt Rhinehart who lost their daughter to cancer, as well as Stacie and Matthew Davidson whose son is a leukemia survivor.

“I want to thank the families who came to meet with me today for their advocacy and bravery. The situation in Franklin is troubling, and my team and I are working with federal, state, and local officials, as well as concerned families, to protect the health and safety of Hoosiers in this community. We had a productive conversation today, and I look forward to continuing working with these families.”

Senator Young sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in April on behalf of the Franklin community urging implementation of Trevor’s Law, which requires the government to track childhood and adult cancer clusters around the nation.  

Photos from today’s meeting:

Franklin Families

Pictured from left to right: Matt Rhinehart, Kari Rhinehart, Senator Young, Stacie Davidson, Matt Davidson

Franklin Families Meeting

Senator Young meets with families from Franklin, Indiana in his office.