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GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- A West Michigan cancer patient is upset with her Representative for his part in the government shutdown.
Cheryl Klein has ovarian cancer. She had planned to sign up for a clinical trial, but the application process shut down along with the government. Her son, who works for the National Cancer Institute, was also furloughed.
Klein and her husband are camping out in front of Michigan Congressman Bill Huizenga's office in Grandville.
She says she wants to put a face on the fact that what's happening in Washington impacts "real" people.
Klein says she will sit in front of Congressman Huizenga's office every day she can until the shutdown ends.
A representative of Congressman Huizenga's office points out that the House of Representatives did vote to fund health research last week. But, the Senate has not voted on that bill.