Congratulations to Get Up Stand Up 2 Cure Paralysis!
Just received this wonderful news from Matthew Rodreick!
Obtaining $1 million dollars in research funds for spinal cord injury is a tremendous accomplishment, which every state should emulate, and which we hope is ongoing! Drop Matt a note of congratulations, he and his hard-working friends definitely deserve it…. Thanks, Matt! Thanks, Rob!
Read on, the rest is from Matt:
Get Up Stand Up 2 Cure Paralysis is proud to announce that the Spinal Cord Injury and
Traumatic Brain Injury Research Grant Program has been passed in both the House
and Senate with a $1 Million appropriation.
After 5 years of work and thousands of hours our community can now begin to have a
direct influence on seeding the research that is working toward the functional
improvements for our injuries.
Our thanks go to Sen. John Hoffman and Rep. Rod Hamilton for championing our
cause this session as our authors, with special thanks to Sen. Jeff Hayden for carrying
our Bill the previous 3 sessions. Also thanks to Sen. Terri Bonoff and Rep. Bud Nornes
our Higher ED co-authors, and our many co-authors in both the House and Senate.
We are also very grateful for the strong support from Hennepin County Medical Center,
who chose to sponsor this Bill in 2015. Special thanks to LifeScience Alley, Courage
Kenny Rehab Institute and Gillette Children’s for their additional support.
Executive Director GUSU 2 Cure Paralysis
Board Chair GUSU 2 Cure Paralysis