HELP CURE PARALYSIS: write a letter to California today.
Five years ago, my son Roman Reed broke his neck in a college football game, and became paralyzed from the shoulders down. With the help of research and experimental medication, we were able to bring back the partial use of his arms. Today, Roman can transfer himself, and drive an adapted van to work, and school. He is going on with life.
But he is still paralyzed: like approximately 450,000 other Americans, and millions around the world. The only way my son will "get better" is if we can find a cure for everyone.
Assembly Bill 750: the Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Act attempts to do just that. If enacted by the California legislature and signed by the Governor, AB 750 would set aside $25 million in the California budget for SCI cure research. Because of similar research targets, this would also help cure stroke, Ahlzheimers disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinsonís, and nearly 400 other neurological conditions. Please write, fax, or call the Governor of California, and four legislative leaders. Ask them:
"Please include $25 million for spinal cord injury research for cure in line item 6440, University of California, in the education section of this year's California State Budget."
Do it now. The budget must be decided before July 1. Out-of-state letters welcome! For more information on the bill, go to http://www.californiansforcure.com
Don C. Reed, sponsor of AB 750, Chairperson Californians for Cure, and dad of Roman
1. HONORABLE GRAY DAVIS, GOVERNOR, STATE OF CALIFORNIA
State Capitol, First Floor. Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone 916. 445.2841 Fax 916-445-4633
2. ASSEMBLY SPEAKER BOB HERTZBERG
State Capitol, Room 320, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone 916-319-2040 fax 916.319.2140
3. SENATOR JOHN BURTON, PRESIDENT PRO TEM
State Capitol, Room 203, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone 916-445-1412 fax 916.445.4722
4. SENATOR STEVE PEACE, CHAIR OF BUDGET AND FISCAL REVIEW COMMITTEE
State Capitol, Room 3060, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone 916.445.6767 fax 916.327.3522
5. ASSEMBLYWOMAN DENISE MORENO DUCHENY, CHAIR OF ASSEMBLY BUDGET
State Capitol, Room 6026 Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone 916.319.2079 fax 916.322.2271