Friday, July 8, 2011
Another Interruption, Update on my Trip to the White House
Kareem and Jon (do you think I can call them that?) talked about what was happening with the debt ceiling and how many people including those in Congress don’t know what cuts to Medicaid will mean to families. My family has told our story to our Representative and Senators and has asked everyone who knows us to call too; I want to make sure that the elected officials make decisions know about the kids and families this matters most to. I really don’t think it should matter if the officials are Republican (like my Dad), Democrat (like my Mom) or Independent, they need to know that disabilities and special health care needs can happen to any family and that families like mine are important parts of our county.
I think it is excellent the President Obama is asking real people like my family to talk about this issue, and I wanted to THANK him for working on this for me (and so many other kids).
I got to go to a 2nd meeting with Brooke, Margaret and my Mom to speak with Vice President Biden's staff about Medicaid. That was great too, and I just have to say the crown molding and ceiling in his offices were really cool. Getting to go into his office was pretty much the highlight of my day, maybe someday I will get to see the Oval Office!
I was excited to get to go to these meetings, I learned a lot and it was great to try to help other families. I am worried about what could happen to me and other kids like me if Medicaid is cut. You might know from reading my blog that I have BIG dreams and goals and that I need a little help to reach them (wheelchair, medicine and TONS of doctors). I hope you will call your Representative and Senators and tell them why Medicaid matter to your friend Laura and other kids like her.
P.S. Back to books, I promise! I have 5 I need to post about from the past couple of weeks!