Tuesday, June 23, 2009

East Texas Signature Drive Update

Hi all! Ok, here's the deal: from our sad 57 we have now gone to over 100 signatures from the Texas Congressional District #1!! This was brought about by a few things: we went door knocking, I brought the petition to our women's night, and my amazing new friend Nichole! Nichole just moved in across the street from us, and already has proven to not just be a wonderful person, but a wonderful friend. Today, in the 100-degree-with-East-Texas-humidity heat she sat outside the library and filled nearly an entire sheet of the petition. Thank you so much, Nichole. We are so lucky to have a friend like you!

We are also excited because we had an interview with the Longview News-Journal today about Dakin and the SMA Treatment Acceleration Act! The story is set to run Thursday, and we are hoping it will help raise awareness about SMA, SMARD and the Act. Thank you Longview News Journal!!

More updates later!

8 comments:

BLove said...

Be sure and send me the link to the newspaper article.

Junior said...

that is great news

The Barnharts said...

good for you!

Sara said...

Woohooo! That's wonderful! When you posted the other day about there only being 57 signatures, I went and signed my daughter's name (don't know why I didn't think of that before!) and I sent it to everyone on my contact list, and I know for sure several people signed the petition just from that! I hope it keeps going and going and going (insert Energizer Bunny here)!
<3

Mandy said...

THat is wonderful news!! I will be sure to spread the word!! I hope you can continue adding names by the hundreds!! Definately send the link we would love to see it!! GREAT NEWS!! What a sweet friend to do that!! Keeper!!

Victoria Strong said...

Just saw the article -- it is AWESOME! We are twittering it and posting to facebook. So proud of you!!!

BLove said...

http://www.news-journal.com/search/content/features/stories/2009/06/25/06252009_cure_sma.html

Click the link for those of you that would like to read the article.

The Fish Family said...

The article was GREAT! I am so excited the word is getting out!people are falling in love with dakin and want more research done!