Mr. Sears goes to Washington

March was Brain Injury Awareness month, and what a busy month it was. Craig Sears, A Voice for Traumatic Brain Injury took his lobbying efforts to the Connecticut State Capitol on March 12th, and then to Washington, DC on March 25th.
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In Hartford, Craig participated in the rally organized by CACIL, the Connecticut Association of Centers for Independent Living, to support continued funding for Connecticut's Independent Living Centers. Craig met with local legislators including Connecticut State Representative Peggy Reeves, (D-Wilton)pictured here below.
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The big event of the month however came on the 25th when Craig went to Washington, DC on behalf of the Sarah Jane Brain Foundation to take part in the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force Awareness Day. The visit was part of a day long informational session held at the Capital. Advocates from several groups used the occasion to lobby on behalf of the Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury (PABI) Plan.
Patrick Donohue, Sarah Jane's father, introduced Craig as Sarah Jane's "biggest advocate".
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(Above)Here is Craig with Sarah Jane and her father Patrick. Patrick and Craig met with several Congressional Representatives, including Congressman Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island (below).
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Look for more from Craig and the Sarah Jane Brain Project in the coming weeks.