Monthly Archives: April 2011

One Small Committee

ONE SMALL COMMITTEE, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND:  Cure Research Bill Advances! By Don C. Reed April 26, 2011. 9:30 AM.  Sacramento Capitol. Room 126. Public Safety Committee Roman Reed, Karen Miner, Mandy Miner, Bill Leeds, myself, and other friends of the research for cure struggle sat together in the jam-packed meeting room. We were…

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Paralysis Cure Decision

Paralysis Cure Decision Tuesday Morning by Don C. Reed This Tuesday morning,  April 26th, 2011, spinal cord injury research for cure will take a giant leap forward– or not. Assembly Bill 190 (Wieckowski, D-Fremont) will provide non-tax funding (a $3 fine for reckless drivers) money to go to fund the Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury…

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Sharks and Cloning

OF SHARKS AND CLONING: Minnesota and the Politics of fear By Don C. Reed When the movie SOUL SURFER came out, I was a little concerned for the safety of sharks. As a former professional scuba diver for Marine World (1972-87) I swam with sharks on a near-daily basis, and know them to be useful…

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Spinal cord injured?

important bill (AB 190) at Sacramento hearing this Tuesday—emails needed! Dear Friend of Paralysis Cure: If you come to the California stem cell program meetings (and you should!) you probably know me, Don Reed, the gray-haired patient advocate, usually sitting in the back of the room taking notes. My son Roman Reed was paralyzed in a…

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Friends of Biomedicine

Re: bio-med important bill (AB 190) at Sacramento hearing next Tuesday—emails needed! Dear Biomed Friend: If you come to the California stem cell program meetings (and you should!) you probably know me, the gray-haired patient advocate, usually sitting in the back of the room taking notes. My son Roman Reed was paralyzed in a college…

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  WHY CALIFORNIA REPUBLICANS (and Democrats)SHOULD  SUPPORT AB 190 (Wieckowski, D-Fremont) By Don C. Reed AB 190 is a creative funding mechanism for the California spinal cord injury research program—which virtually ALL Republican legislators (and Democrats too) have supported for over a decade. California’s spinal cord injury research program was established by the Roman Reed…

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Religious Right

RELIGIOUS RIGHT ATTACKS PARALYSIS RESEARCH BILL By Don C. Reed The Family Research Council (FRC) is perhaps the most powerful lobbying group of the Religious Right. Massively funded, The FRC uses its multi-million dollar annual budget to campaign against environmentalism, gay rights, women’s reproductive freedoms, taxation (especially taxation!) and embryonic stem cell research. The Family…

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One hour to fight

ONE HOUR TO FIGHT FOR PARALYSIS CURE? Tuesday is crucial vote for AB 190. By Don C. Reed If California Assembly Bill 190 (Wieckowski, D-Fremont) passes the public safety committee, April 5, (tomorrow) the Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Act will be funded. For every traffic ticket, AB 190 would give $3 to spinal…

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Three Days

THREE DAYS TO PARALYSIS CURE:  this weekend and Monday for AB 190 By Don C. Reed For 17 years, I have worked to find a cure for paralysis—and it is all coming down to three days—today, Sunday, and Monday. What we do in these next three days will determine the success or failure of paralysis…

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DONALD TRUMP AND THE GREAT STEM CELL DECISION

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WHEN THE DOLPHIN BROKE MY EAR

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THE PRESIDENCY STOLEN AGAIN?

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REPRODUCTIVE SERVITUDE? Joe Heck's Anti-Woman Personhood Bill

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RO KHANNA FOR CONGRESS, MIKE HONDA FOR RETIREMENT

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ROY BLUNT AND DONALD TRUMP: Is There Nothing That Can Be Done?

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"Personhood Pence": VP Candidate May Criminalize-- Birth Control Pills?

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HOW PRESIDENTS FIGHT

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THE RETURN OF RUSS FEINGOLD: Wisconsin Senate Race Sums Up America

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EMBRYONIC STEM CELL THERAPY RESTORES HAND FUNCTION TO PARALYZED MAN

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Why Chinese-Americans should support Nevada Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto

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FIGHT OF THE CENTURY: Democracy Depends on Ohio Senate Race

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TIME TO "UN-RIG" THE SYSTEM!

July
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A SPEECH WITH EVERYTHING RIDING ON IT

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DEMOCRATS, DO NOT BE CHEATED!

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Republican Party Goes Off the Deep End

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HILLARY: "Walk on Through the Wind..."

June
25

THE SINGAPORE RESEARCH STORY

22

Berkeley Stem Cell Center in the Rain

09

AMERICA MUST NOT LOSE!

01

A NICKNAME FOR DONALD TRUMP?

May
21

MEETINGS WITH THE CLINTONS

12

OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES, AND MEDICAL RESEARCH

March
21

STAND TOGETHER: of Dinosaurs and Orphan Diseases

10

"BATTLES" in Finals of Science Book Award

09

LOSS OF A STEM CELL CHAMPION: an Appreciation of Nancy Reagan

05

ONE QUIET GIANT LEAP TOWARDS PARALYSIS CURE

04

BOOK SIGNING

February
27

JAIL FOR STEM CELL RESEARCHERS? How Bernie Sanders Lost My Vote

January
30

Don on Radio

22

Huff Post Shows "Stem Cell Battles on Times Square"!

20

STEM CELL BATTLES--on Times Square?

18

To Roman Reed on His Birthday

16

"Cure Grows!" says New Book on California Stem Cell Program

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December
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Whale Sharks, Outer Space and the World Stem Cell Summit

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Four Hundred More Books-- and then the Grocery Store?

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Getting Ready for Cure: Reason #5 to Buy "Stem Cell Battles"

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The Kindness of Scientists: reason # 4 to buy "STEM CELL BATTLES"

08

WORLD STEM CELL SUMMIT TOMORROW!

07

Heroes in My Book

03

Winter Solstice and Stem Cells

November
26

Pre-Thanksgiving News-release about my new stem cell book

11

Why "The Big Bang Theory" Matters to Me

October
27

Riding to the Storm

20

Huff Post Picks up New Post!

17

In Celebration of Stem Cell Awareness Day

02

You’re Invited!

September
29

Huffington Post

28

Sickle Cell Disease

23

Parkinson's

21

20

JOIN US

18

Polycythemia

08

Invitation

04

Neurological Diseases

August
28

Stem Cell Battles

27

Wonder Women

27

Multiple Sclerosis

17

HIV/AIDS

14

Epidermolysis Bullosa

14

Most Terrifying Condition

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Epidermolysis Bullosa

06

Diabetes

July
29

Melanoma Cancer

29

Melanoma Cancer

26

Gwendolyn Strong

25

Hearing Loss and Stem Cells

22

Hearing Loss

14

Brain Tumors

09

Disability Rights!

08

Bone Fracture

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28

Blindness

22

Autism

22

Challenge #5

16

Huffington Post

15

Disease-a-week Challenge#4

10

Disease-a-week Challenge #3

05

First book review!

03

Disease-a-week Challenge #2

May
29

Congratulations to

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What a wonderful Day

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Disease-a-week Challenge #1

27

Disease-a-week Challenge

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Most important URL?

17

How Many Americans Have Parkinson's?

15

Three Stem Cell

April
28

Huntington's Disease

21

Where I have been

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IOWA and Stem Cells

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October
05

Brown Vetoes

September
10

California Governor to Decide

August
29

Roman Reed

05

Cure Research

June
24

Independence Day

May
14

 Twenty words

April
28

If you were paralyzed

26

Faxes needed

18

Capitol battle

06

Two million for paralysis cure?

March
10

Mighty Mouse and Medical Research

February
28

Be California's guest

07

Amazing Team

January
29

Major Changes

17

Greatest Stem Cell program

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December
19

Remove Patient Advocate

09

Stem Cell Summit

06

Disability Rights Treaty Blocked

November
17

Breakthrough on Alzheimer's?

13

A Brighter Day

06

Not Too Late!

05

Last 24 hours crucial....

04

Obama in the Storm

03

Why Republicans May Not Trust

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31

Thirteen Senate Races

September
19

Paralysis Bill ...

August
25

Write Jerry Brown

23

Your letter

02

Monday Just Ahead

July
25

Win One for FDR

01

Michael-- not Marco

June
30

The agony

22

Five to Survive

19

A North Dakota Senate Race

04

California Counts Votes

May
01

Hard Copy Letters Needed

April
26

Danger Ahead

05

Super PACs

March
22

Bill back on track

22

Paralysis Cureback

February
23

Disenfranchise a Gender?

17

Republicans with power

09

Komen Reputation

January
25

Obama Proved Right

23

Join us Tuesday!

2011
November
09

Mississippi Wins!

07

Mississippi Madness

October
30

Speech America

27

Bob Klein's

July
28

Huge Victory

25

Stem Cell State

01

Canada Stem Cell

June
25

Stem Cell Champion

21

Stemcell Amazements

14

CIRM sends

04

California Versus

May
30

Delayed but not defeated

27

High Noon

26

One phone call...

23

Crunch Time

20

Cub Scouts

10

Roman Reed Foundation

02

Pranav and the Court Decision

April
27

One Small Committee

24

Paralysis Cure Decision

23

Sharks and Cloning

22

Spinal cord injured?

20

Friends of Biomedicine

07

06

Religious Right

04

One hour to fight

02

Three Days

March
31

Minnesota

29

Crashing Roman's Van

25

Traffic Tickets

19

Should California NOT Fund

09

Spinal Cord Injury

February
17

How Bad Stem Cell

January
27

New Paralysis Cure

22

Lieberman's Legacy

06

Stand Tall With Texas!

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16

Bob Klein Re-elected

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25

Thanksgiving Joy

24

Most Important

02

The Fight of our Lives

October
31

The Politics of Cruelty

27

Advancement Act

17

Wisconsin needs

04

Stem Cell Awareness Day

September
27

Join us at World

25

Stem Cell Trial "Rigged"?

19

Evening with Hans Keirstead

18

Testimony

05

Contact Governor

August
23

Stem Cell Fighters

July
30

Spinal Cord Injury Trials

28

How the President

June
25

How not to have Sex in Colorado

May
08

Shall Paralysis Cure

05

One Rich Golfer Needed

02

Research at Risk

April
03

Issue One is Jobs

March
20

"Roman's Law

13

02

Important Address

01

California Stem Cell program

February
26

Renew Roman's Law?

18

Rush Limbaugh

05

Protect

January
15

World Turned

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December
24

Christmas Eve

November
24

What Paralyzed

20

Nebraska Stands

15

Nebarska Decision

12

Trial of American

04

Four Horrors

October
26

20

Re-Impose Bush Ban?

07

2009

September
19

Did You Forget

15

America Steps Up: anti-stem cell suit to be dismissed?

14

America's Stem Cell

01

The Eiffel Tower

August
08

Great International

06

Why we fight

01

Unconstitutional?

July
15

A Global Shout

09

Retraction

08

How Not to Kill

June
26

The "Do-Over Committee"

24

Trained workers needed

17

Our Nancy

05

Another Attack

May
26

Click, Comment, Share

21

One Day Opportunity!

20

Against All Odds

17

1 Page

12

Contact the NIH

02

Please Contact NIH

02

NIH Gudeline Comments

April
29

Oklahoma Courage

20

Texas Tornado

15

President Obama

13

North Dakota

March
31

One phone call

26

A year in the life

10

At the White House

February
10

In Memory Of

January
28

The Return of

16

A Global Stem Cell

09

Time to Tax?

02

The Lone Star

2008
December
30

Three Women

19

Christmas Under Duress

13

Stem Cell Research

05

California Stem Cell

02

Preventing

November
18

Death Sentence by Disease

12

Join Us In Sacramento

07

Three Victories

03

Tomorrow, we win

01

Dole Slanders

October
31

Stem Cells May Cure the Economy

28

Help Michigan Today

10

Michigan Miracle?

03

Vicki Englund

September
30

Senate Bill 1565

26

Fax and Ask Gov.

26

Backstage

19

Sara Palin

12

Stem Cells

05

Write to Arnold