Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Speak Now for Kids.org

Hi all! You may have been by Praying for Parker before--if you have, you know Parker is a darling boy. His mom Tammy posted the following today--I felt I needed to post it since we have a lot of friends dealing with insurance issues in caring for their sweet little ones. Please take a moment to read this and go to the site if you can help!!

Anyone who knows me understands that I am passionate about Childrens Health Care.
Health care for ALL children.
Regardless of genetic make-up.
I was asked to sit in on a conference call discussing the need for the voice of ALL children to be heard as President Obama sets out to reform health care.
And being the advocate ( and sometimes pain in the butt) that I am, I asked the tough questions. The ones that spoke directly to children with special needs.
Cause, if you remember, Parker’s Mama……..she wears army boots. And will fight to keep her son alive.
But should it really be such a fight? I mean really? The specialist says your kid needs a certain vent to keep him alive, he should get that vent, no?
I was beyond impressed with the mission of Speak Now For Kids.org. They get it. All on their own. Without the usual whack up side the head with a two by four necessary to get the attention of most insurance companies.
Speak Now For Kids.org wants to make sure that if any overhauling is going on with health care that the voices of children, ALL OF OUR CHILDREN are heard.
Yeah. I’ll give you a moment to pick yourselves off the floor as you process that last sentence.
You can go to Speak Now For Kids.org and tell your story, through words or video. Maybe it will be YOUR story that strikes a cord with the powers that be in making health care for children affordable.
Cause you never know when it just might your kid that needs a certain vent, and your insurance turns you down.

1 comment:

Keri said...

Good stuff Devon!! I'm going to look further into it. Thank you so much for sharing.