The “Voice For My Child” team just handed out thousands of flyers at black and hispanic churches etc, in Piscataway & Plainfield, right in the heart of Frank Pallone territory (we were amazed at all of the Anna Little signs) a great response so far!

“Voice For My Child” team just handed out thousands of flyers at black and hispanic churches etc, in Piscataway & Plainfield, right in the h

Every 9 ½ minutes
an American is infected with
HIV
And the federal government invests
More than $3 BILLION
Annually towards HIV/AIDS research

Every 40 SECONDS
an American youth enters an emergency department with a new
Brain Injury
And the federal government invests
Less than $100 MILLION
Annually towards brain injury research for our children and young adults

Brain Injury is the #1 cause of death and disability for American Youth

Congressman Frank Pallone:
Either A) Doesn’t care about American families who have a child/young adult with a brain injury, or B) He is so arrogant he thinks he knows better than the leading brain injury experts

Congressman Frank Pallone:
Continues to Block H. Con. Res. 198 from an up-or-down vote! H. Con. Res. was introduced by Congressional Black Caucus Secretary, Congressman G.K. Butterfield and has over 110 bi-partisan Members of Congress co-sponsoring it (including 8 Congressmen from New Jersey). This measure endorses the plan to prevent, identify and treat these brain injuries!

FACTS ABOUT BRAIN INJURY – A NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS:
• 80% of our children in juvenile detention centers across America have a brain injury!

• African Americans have higher rates of brain injury than any other group!

• Brain Injury increases as poverty increases!

PLEASE BECOME A
VOICE FOR MY CHILD
and tell Congressman Frank Pallone to allow a vote for our children!

Paid for by Voice For My Child, Inc.

Does Congressman Frank Pallone really not care about families who have a child or young adult suffering from a brain injury or is he so arrogant he thinks he knows better than the leading experts?

Dear New Jersey 6th District Constituents,

When my daughter, Sarah Jane, was just five-days old, she was violently shaken by her baby nurse, breaking four ribs, both her collarbones, and causing a severe brain injury. Today she is five-years old and she still cannot crawl, walk or speak words – but one day she will. Since then, I have dedicated myself to not only Sarah Jane’s recovery and rehabilitation, but also to helping other families who have a child or young adult suffering from the #1 leading cause of death and disability of American youth: brain injury. Brain injuries can be caused by trauma (child abuse, motor vehicle crashes, sports concussions, blast injury from war) as well as non-trauma (strokes, brain tumors, epilepsy, meningitis). The numbers are staggering: millions of American youth suffer a brain injury EVERY year and every 40 SECONDS an American youth enters an Emergency Department with a NEW brain injury.

I founded the Sarah Jane Brain Foundation and we brought together the leading experts in brain injury to create the first-ever National Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury (PABI) Plan which develops a seamless, standardized, evidence-based system of care for these millions of American families. Our efforts have the support of many organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and the American Academy of Neurology.

Last October, the Secretary of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman G. K. Butterfield introduced a measure in Congress (H. Con. Res. 198), along with 47 co-sponsors to endorse the National Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan and to encourage federal, state and local governments to implement the PABI Plan. Since it was introduced it has garnered the support of more than 110 bi-partisan members of Congress, including such conservative stalwarts like Reps. Pete Sessions (R-TX) and Sue Myrick (R-NC) as well as liberal icons like Reps. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) and Jim McGovern (D-MA). Additionally, eight bi-partisan members of the New Jersey Congressional delegation have also signed on as a co-sponsor (Rush Holt, Leonard Lance, Frank LoBiondo, Bill Pascrell, Donald Payne, Steven Rothman, Albio Sires and Christopher Smith). Yet your congressman, Mr. Frank Pallone continues to block it from an up-or-down vote in the Congress! He will not allow it to move through the Sub-committee on Health which he is the Chairman!

I have met three times with Congressman Pallone and each time he tells me, “I will look into it!” Either Mr. Pallone doesn’t care about kids with brain injuries or he thinks he knows more than the leading experts in our nation.

This is the reason we formed Voice For My Child and we are asking you to become a Voice for all the children out there suffering from brain injuries and make sure Congressman Frank Pallone hears YOUR voice!

Sincerely,
Patrick Donohue
Father of Sarah Jane Donohue and Founder of Voice For My Child

To learn more about Voice For My Child visit www.VoiceForMyChild.com and to learn all about H. Con. Res. 198 visit www.TheBrainProject.org/lettertopallone.php

Craig Sears
The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation
339 5th Avenue - Suite 405 New York, NY 10016
Phone# 212.576.1180 email: craig@thebrainproject.org