Letters to Congress about Tourette Syndrome bill ARE read

Hi everyone, I just wanted to share a couple of little notes that show how important it is to support H.R. 3760, the Collaborative Academic Research Efforts for Tourette Syndrome Act of 2011. I posted the following short letter to the POPVOX website on August 13:

Dear Rep. Frank LoBiondo:

I support H.R. 3760: Collaborative Academic Research Efforts for Tourette Syndrome Act of 2011 because I have three children with Tourette Syndrome. Their ages are 13, 12, and 9. My children face many obstacles every day because of their Tourette Syndrome. We are constantly making modifications to their 504 plans in school and seeking out the best medical treatments. The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome has been a huge help but there is still an incredible need for continued research and education.

New Jersey’s 2nd district

The very next day, the following message appeared underneath it on POPVOX:

This letter was delivered to Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R, NJ-2] on 08/14/12.

The same day I posted my note, another Tourette Syndrome mother from New Jersey’s 2nd district also posted something to Congressman LoBiondo. Like mine, her letter was received by the Congressman the very next day. Isn’t that wonderful? Here’s what she had to say:

My 10-year-old daughter has TS, and there is nothing I or the medical community can do for her or anyone else who suffers because of the lack of research available. It’s heartbreaking as a parent that there is nothing I can say or do to make it better.
New Jersey’s 2nd district 

See? Your letters to Congress ARE heard, and our representatives ARE interested in hearing what we have to say about Tourette Syndrome. The more letters we send in, the more likely they are to co-sponsor this bill and get it sent into the House of Representatives for a vote. Log on to POPVOX today and share your opinion!

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