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My Journey to DC

by Joshua B. on Thursday, December 5, 2013

Lindsey Lahr, Oregon

Earlier this year I the honor of joining over 225 individuals from 170 groups advocating for medical research. We rallied on the Hill in Washington DC because we all shared the same common goal, to stop the cuts to the National Institute of Health (NIH).

I was honored to work side by side with such amazing survivors who represented a wide array of advocates from pancreatic cancer to heart disease and even mathematicians, each one carrying their own story of how they will be affected by these cuts. I was proud of Oregon’s representatives for not only supporting our cause but for encouraging us to let our voices be heard. To my surprise, they too had personal stories they shared about why they support the NIH and why it’s critical that their funding is restored.

As we met back with our fellow advocates it seemed unanimous that both advocates and representatives were united for the same cause.

I look forward to continuing to support the NIH and fight for a better tomorrow.

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