Act Now to Save the Paralysis Resource Center – Letters Needed by March 26

Dear Jim,

On March 11, President Trump released his proposed FY 2020 budget. For the third straight year, the Administration has proposed eliminating the Paralysis Resource Center (PRC).

Funding for the PRC represents just .011 percent of the entire budget for the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), and .00014 percent of Trump’s total proposed budget. It is the only program of its kind for individuals living with spinal cord injury, MS, ALS, stroke, and any other form of paralysis. An attempt to save funds cannot be at the expense of the millions who rely on the PRC’s life-saving services, especially when the program represents a small fraction of the total budget.


Act now to protect the Paralysis Resource Center


Thankfully, the PRC has broad bipartisan support and Congress makes the final funding decisions. In fact, Reps. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) are currently circulating a letter in support of level funding for the PRC at $8.7 million.

How you can help:
Contact your congressional representative today and ask them to sign onto this letter. We STRONGLY urge you to personalize your message so that legislators understand your perspective as their constituent.

The success of the PRC is unparalleled — just ask the millions of people who are thriving as a result of this vital lifeline. It is smart federal funding at work. Eliminating or reallocating PRC funding is not only potentially harmful to many, it will inevitably cost our government more and create a dangerous void in support for families impacted by paralysis.

Act now to protect the PRC. It will take just a few minutes, but you can make a life-changing difference for the 5.4 million Americans living with paralysis.

The deadline for this letter is March 26, so we need your help today!


Reeve Foundation