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  • #46
    Any idea about when Congress will take this up after their month long vacation? Hopefully they can vote on this before Petrasus's report.

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    • #47
      I feel like an ambulance chaser here, however this guy opposed ESC and unless I missed it wasn't a co-sponsor of CDRPA.

      Any chance his replacement might?

      September 5, 2007, 12:59 pm
      Ohio Congressman Dies

      By Kate Phillips

      Updated

      Representative Paul Gillmor, Republican from Ohio’s 5th Congressional District in the Bowling Green area, was found dead in his apartment this morning.

      Mr. Gillmor, 68, was found after he failed to come to work, according to Associated Press:

      Mr. Gillmor, who served as a judge advocate in the Air Force after graduating law school, won a seat in the Ohio state senate in 1966, and served there for 22 years, rising to the senate presidency. After an unsuccessful run for governor in 1986, Gillmor was elected to the U.S. House in 1988 after eking out a 27-vote victory in the primary.

      http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2...gressman-dies/
      http://justadollarplease.org/

      2010 SCINet Clinical Trial Support Squad Member

      "You kids and your cures, why back when I was injured they gave us a wheelchair and that's the way it was and we liked it!" Grumpy Old Man

      .."i used to be able to goof around so much because i knew Superman had my back. now all i've got is his example -- and that's gonna have to be enough."

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      • #48
        Leo, I had the same thought when I heard of his passing. We will have to see who replaces him. Right now there is no voting representation from this district. So this district is not voting for or against anything in Congress.
        "Our lives begin to end the day
        we become silent about things that matter."
        - Martin Luther King Jr

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        • #49
          does anyone have an estimate on the $ amount, our government decreased SCI research between the years of 2006 and 2007? thanks in advance
          Chaz

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          • #50
            Here you go, Chaz:

            "In 1997, NIH funded approximately $64 million of SCI research. This increased to about $89 million in 2003. However, by 2006, funding for SCI research decreased to $66 million, and is estimated to decrease further to $64million for the fiscal year 2008."

            source...http://www.nih.gov/news/fundingresea...as.htm#content
            Please submit your photo and story of hope:

            http://bridges2hope.unite2fightparalysis.org/


            http://unite2fightparalysis.org/

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            • #51
              Hey Sue,

              being the girl in the know. Can you post the email addies of the health aides of the top people/legislators?

              please post in imhopeful's thread......it's getting steamy there.
              http://justadollarplease.org/

              2010 SCINet Clinical Trial Support Squad Member

              "You kids and your cures, why back when I was injured they gave us a wheelchair and that's the way it was and we liked it!" Grumpy Old Man

              .."i used to be able to goof around so much because i knew Superman had my back. now all i've got is his example -- and that's gonna have to be enough."

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              • #52
                Bioterrorism Research

                Thanks for the NIH Funding information re: SCI as it compares to other diseases. Does anyone know of a source of information for the amount of money spent on Bioterrorism Research?

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                • #53
                  P.J. - Look on the NIH estimates sheet under Biodefense.
                  "Our lives begin to end the day
                  we become silent about things that matter."
                  - Martin Luther King Jr

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by Susan M
                    Here you go, Chaz:

                    "In 1997, NIH funded approximately $64 million of SCI research. This increased to about $89 million in 2003. However, by 2006, funding for SCI research decreased to $66 million, and is estimated to decrease further to $64million for the fiscal year 2008."

                    source...http://www.nih.gov/news/fundingresea...as.htm#content
                    bea-u-tiful. Thanks Susan.

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                    • #55
                      ...opps repost
                      Last edited by Chaz19; 09-15-2007, 12:17 PM.

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                      • #56
                        do you have been to have more up to date facts on the cost of SCI per year? I found this but it isn't to current.

                        " * SCI costs the nation more than $9.73 billion per year.
                        * Each newly injured person with SCI incurs total first year costs that average $2.367 billion.
                        * Annual SCI-related medical care costs average $1.624 billion per year.
                        * Medications and supplies cost $449 million annually for those beyond their first year post-injury.
                        * The average cost of personal assistance is estimated to be $2.068 billion for those who are beyond the first year post-injury. "
                        http://www.demosmedpub.com/prod.aspx...=9781888799170

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                        • #57
                          CDRPA Passes House Committee

                          The Christopher & Dana Reeve Paralysis Act (CDRPA) passed unanimously in the US House Energy & Commerce Committee moments ago. The only debate was if the $$'s currently attached to the bill ($25 million) was enough. This will be addressed at a later date.

                          Now--onto the full House and Senate for consideration. Note: the Senate version (identical to House version) passed out of committee in late July. The bill will now be placed in the queue for scheduling.
                          Please submit your photo and story of hope:

                          http://bridges2hope.unite2fightparalysis.org/


                          http://unite2fightparalysis.org/

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                          • #58
                            CDRPA Scheduled for House Vote on 10/15/08

                            The Christopher & Dana Reeve Paralysis Act (CDRPA) is on the schedule for the consideration of passage in the US House of Representatives on Monday, October 15, 2008, between 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm EST. It's looking good!!
                            Please submit your photo and story of hope:

                            http://bridges2hope.unite2fightparalysis.org/


                            http://unite2fightparalysis.org/

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                            • #59
                              They're debating now!
                              Embrace uncertainty. Hard problems rarely have easy solutions. Jonah Lehrer

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                              • #60
                                PASSED THE HOUSE!!!!!
                                Every day I wake up is a good one

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