This Tuesday a vote will be held in Sacramento on whether to allow the Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Act to go forward. So near, and yet so far. Nine members of the Transportation and Housing Committee are voting, and we need five "yes" votes to stay alive.
Ask anyone who has overcome tragedy of one kind or another and you will discover that the difference between those who languish in what has befallen then and those who have made lemons out their lemonade comes down to holding a positive focus and then doing the best with what you have left.
On May 27th, in Sacramento, California, there will be a legislative forest fire. In the Appropriations committee, dozens of good bills will be considered. Most will die. Assembly Bill 190 -- our bill to fight paralysis -- must survive.
A $3 fine tacked onto every reckless driving ticket in California could mean $11,000,000 a year for spinal cord injury research for cure -- if Assembly Bill 190 passes the Public Safety committee hearing at the Sacramento State Capitol, April 5th.
Car impact is the number one cause of spinal cord injury paralysis. Those whose heedless actions can inflict agony on others should be part of the answer: helping repair what their recklessness may cause.
On a rainy afternoon, a young man of 19 was driving home from work. His car slid, then went out of control and landed on an embankment. There was no other car involved, and he was trapped for some time.
Imagine it is November this year, in Colorado. Amendment 62, the "personhood" Amendment, has just been voted into law. A woman is considering making love to her husband-- should she first consult an attorney?