Protect the Paralysis Resource Center
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5.6 million, or roughly 1 in 50 Americans.
That's the number of individuals currently living with some form of paralysis.
From The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation's official website: "The Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) is the support side of the Reeve Foundation’s twin missions to provide “Today’s Care” and to strive for “Tomorrow’s Cure.” We are a free, comprehensive, national source of informational support for people living with paralysis and their caregivers. Our primary goals are to foster involvement in the community, promote health and improve quality of life. Our information specialists are trained to help anyone – from newly paralyzed individuals and their family members, to persons who have lived with disabilities for quite some time – as they attempt to navigate their changing world and the services available to them." The PRC offers a constellation of services, communities, and programs, all of which can be found at
Despite its incredible success, PRC funding was cut by 13% in 2017. President Trump's 2018 budget proposes to eliminate ALL PRC funding.
Starting with New York senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, this petition will make its way to legislators across the states. Your signature is one essential step on the path to ensuring PRC funding remains a part of the federal budget. By signing this petition, you are helping protect the PRC and making a huge impact on the lives of the millions of Americans affected by paralysis.
Your voice matters! Act now to protect the PRC!
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