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Del. Jim Shuler on stem cell research

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Del. Jim Shuler speaks in support of stem cell research during today’s floor debate. (MP3 file, right-click to download)

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February 5, 2007 at 4:09 pm

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  1. Thank you, Del. Shuler. Thank you for your courageous support of stem cell research. My highly intelligent and once tall, striking, vibrant mother has Parkinson Disease. Unable to care for herself in any way, she is confined to a wheelchair. Occasionally. there are glimpses of her once articulate and talented self. Occasionally, she is with us full throttle when her keen wit, wisdom, recall of numbers (don’t buy that house, Miriam, it’s over-priced) and humor remind us that our mother is still there–somewhere.

    Your support of stem cell research, perhaps, will give others the courage to support this still-controverial research. At least for now, stem cell research is the best hope for meaningful and productive investigation into this cruel condition. It will lead to a better understanding and, perhaps, the prevention of Parkinson and similar diseases of the mind that disable individuals all too soon. All of society pays, one way or another, the costs of these debilitating diseases of the mind (and body). As a practical matter, funding such research should reduce health care costs for the Nation, as well as its citizenry. Supporting and promoting stem cell research is really a no-brainer. It provides our society, and our state, the best present opportunity for a win-win situation.

    Miriam Banks

    February 10, 2007 at 1:14 pm

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