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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Urgent! We need 2 minutes of your time! From Patrick Donohue

As you know, we have been working for several years to create and now implement the National Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan (PABI Plan) which develops a seamless, standardized, evidence-based system of care for the millions of American families who have a child/young adult suffering from the #1 leading cause of death and disability for our youth: brain injury!

We are on the cusp of making history and we need just a little bit of help from you and your friends; please take just TWO minutes (120 seconds) to help change the world for millions of our families who have a child/young adult with a brain injury.

Later this week Congressman Leonard Lance will be introducing the National Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan Act (PABI Plan Act) which will create a $2.9 Billion, seven-year initiative to implement the PABI Plan (this legislation will NOT create any new federal agency, will NOT add any new federal jobs and will NOT add a penny to the federal budget). Simply put, the PABI Plan will make sure the millions of our American families will no longer need to reinvent the wheel to care for their child with a brain injury!

Please follow these three easy steps which will take no longer that 120 seconds:
1. Find out who your Member of Congress is: by going to this website and entering in your Zip Code you can easily find out who represents you in Congress
click here: http://www.house.gov/htbin/findrep?ZIP
2. Send us an email to Ted@TheBrainProject.org with the name of your Member of Congress
3. We will email you the name and phone number of the appropriate staff person to call and leave a 30-second message encouraging your Member of Congress to be a co-sponsor of the PABI Plan Act

It is that SIMPLE and that EASY!! Members of Congress like to hear from their constituents and your message will mean a lot! We are trying to get 100 co-sponsors by Friday (50 Republicans and 50 Democrats)!

And finally, if you can ask any family or friends to take TWO minutes from their day to do the same thing by simply forwarding this message to them!

If you would like to learn more about the PABI Plan and our efforts, please read my letter to Sarah Jane when she turn five: www.TheBrainProject.org/lettertosarahjane.php and if you would like to read the three-page PABI Plan Act please visit www.TheBrainProject.org/PABIPlanAct.php

I cannot thank you enough in advance for taking TWO minutes out of your day for Sarah Jane and the millions of American children/young adults just like her across the country!

All the best,

Patrick B. Donohue, Esq.
Founder, The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation
339 Fifth Avenue - Suite 405
New York, NY 10016
(212) 576-1180

1 comment:

Steve Stowe said...

Ted, Mt Congressman is Scott Rigell.I don't have his contact person. I will surely talkit up next week at our Stakeholders meeting for Jared's Law in Virginia. Good Luck, Steve Stowe