I came across a certain bill, one that may actually directly affect my life, and the life of my son. The bill is known as the Congenital Heart Futures Act. The bill addresses the issue of adults with CHD's and the shocking statistics that only 10% receive the life-long care that they need to have a longer, healthier quality of life. The bill supports research and education on congential heart diseases to promote the chances of the medical industry discovering new and better ways to help those born with CHD's later on their lives.
The bill hasn't received enough attention to be recognized as well as we need it to. But we can help our Senators understand the importance of this bill and perhaps help improve the lives of all those little boys and girls born with CHD's that spent months in hospitals undergoing surgeries to help them continue forward. We need them to know that even when they are grown they will still be cared for and taken care of.
If you want to voice your opinion there is an email template (found on this page under "action is simple") that you can fill in the blanks with your name, your personal relationship to this issue and where you are from. Then you send it to your local senators and house representatives and they will start to see how life-changing this bill is.
Email Bob Bennett: here
Email Orrin Hatch: here
The full text of the bill can be read here.
Thank you for reading.
~Mom of Jack, HLHS