Additional SCI research funding bill needs your support … NOW!

There’s new momentum behind re-authorizing California’s Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Act which was first enacted into law in 1999 and raised $15 million in California funding and attracted more than $80 million from other sources. That funding ran out some time ago and now there is news that California’s Assembly Bill 214 will provide $5 million in spinal cord injury research and numerous forms of paralysis but not without support from the SCI community..

Roman Reed

Roman Reed

Don Reed is the father of Roman Reed and is leading the public outreach for this initiative and he’s requesting that you simply send him an e-mail at with the following:

“I (state your name and/or organization) support Assembly Bill 214: the renewal of funding for the Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Act.” 
You can add more if you want, but that is what the legislative aide (the person who will read it) is looking for. If you or someone you love is affected by paralysis from any cause, be sure to mention that.

Please, time is of the essence and the more letters, the louder our voice becomes. To find the ultimate cure, more resources are required and this funding would go a long way to attract those additional resources.