Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Please read and act, if you so desire

I've mentioned this once or twice, but, for those of you who don't know, my mother has been on dialysis for almost 2 years now due to complete renal failure. She, in the last month, was approved to go on the kidney transplant list, but, we don't know how long that will take and she will continue on dialysis until such time as a match is found. Additionally, Glenn lost his father to diabetic complications, including renal failure.

The United States House of Representatives has passed a bill that would improve Medicare's End Stage Renal Disease program, but, the Senate, after a very close vote, rejected it. The Senate is now drafting its own legislation, but, it is vitally important that they not drop the provisions related to this program.

If you so desire, please click here and send a letter to your Senators telling them how important this program is. If you are outside the US and feel strongly about this, feel free to use my zip code - 07014 - to get to the letter.

Thank you, my friends.


Busted said...

Done! You and your mom are in my thoughts.

Ms Heathen said...

I'm so sorry to read about your mother, and will hope that a donor can be found for her as quickly as possible.

Sasha & Mark said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. My mom was just diagnosed with MS after 4 years, and it is so hard to watch your mom struggle like that. You and she are in my thoughts.

Dagny said...

Done and done.

Thinking of you and your Mom.


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Just Me. said...

Sorry to hear about your mum.


Emily said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.