Call to Action: NY State Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (SCIRP)

The NY State Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (SCIRP) continues in their endless effort toward finding a cure for Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI). Keith Gurgui, RCAL Systems Advocate, plays a major role in this effort and this SCIRP video. Please take a moment to watch this video and learn how you can help make a difference.

Video Link

The video explains how funding was created for this program in 1988, but taken away 12 years later. The #1 cause of Spinal Cord Injuries are Motor Vehicle Accidents. Initially, Paul Richter created a bill which would collect a surcharge on moving traffic violations, being these violations are linked to these injuries. While the surcharge is still being collected, it is not going to the NY SCI Research Program– it has been reallocated, though this was not the original statute of the law.

To voice your opinion and make a difference for people with SCI,  contact legislators and Gov. Cuomo and state, “I support the return of funds to the NY Spinal Cord Injury Research Program.”

New York State Assembly Members

Click here to contact Governor Cuomo [or call (518) 474-8390]

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