21st Century Cures Roundtable at Western Michigan University

Eric and I were honored to be able to attend the 21st Century Cures roundtable October 7th 2014 at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine.

We were excited to meet Dr. Francis Collins, the Director at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). We were surprised when he already knew about our family and our "Princesses." He was very understanding about the disease (SMA) and compassionate about our daughters.

As National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins says, "We've never been in more exciting times scientifically than we are right now - But there is no time to waste… Medical illness should not be a political issue. It is an issue for ALL of us." Dr. Collins recently took part in the 21st Century Cures Roundtable Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. The ‪#‎Path2Cures‬ bipartisan initiative, lead by Chairman Fred Upton, increases national focus on the steps that can be taken to accelerate the cycle of cures. View the entire roundtable video here.

House Energy and Commerce Committee Press Release can be viewed here: http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2014/10/post_404.html#incart_river

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Eric and Sarah with Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health.