Restoration of the damaged spinal cord will improve the lives of more than 5.5 million people in the USA living with Spinal Cord Injuries, MS, ALS, and others suffering from neurological problems. This a humanitarian cause, could reduce federal healthcare costs over $10 billion/ year, and increase the work force.
We ask the President and Congress to:
-Increase federal funding for restorative medical research on the chronically damaged spinal cord, proportional to achieving a goal to provide substantial functional treatments and recovery available within the next 2-10 years;
-Expand physical therapy and fitness access to those living with a Spinal Cord Disease to improve and maintain health;
-Create a commission of representatives from this community to advise and enact this action.
LINK FOR SIGNATURE AT WE THE PEOPLE:
Signatures are needed by August 27, 2014 to reach goal of 100,000