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Nebraska Boy Testifies on LB 225 - Critical Congenital Heart Defects Bill

by Pamela M. on Friday, January 25, 2013

Cole Klein was born with a critical congenital heart defect and at 10 years old, has had 3 open heart surgeries and various other medical procedures.  Cole testified before the Senate Health and Human Services committee on LB 225 which would ensure all newborn babies in Nebraska are screened for CCHD before they leave the hospital.  The chair of the Committee, State Senator Kathy Campbell, told Cole he was the youngest person to ever come before her committee since she’s been the chair (for 5 years).  Toward the end of his testimony, Cole asked the committee to please pass the bill “to give kids like me a chance.”  

Encourage support for LB 225 to give all kids like Cole a chance! 

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