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SHORT HILLS, N.J., Nov. 13, 2023 ~ The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation's National Paralysis Resource Center (NPRC) has seen tremendous success since its founding in 2002, providing essential services, information, and support to those living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers. However, the House majority has proposed a bill that would cut funding for the NPRC by $5 million for Fiscal Year 2024. This proposed legislation may be considered by the House as early as this week and also includes cuts to biomedical research and other essential health programs that support people with disabilities.

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If passed, these cuts would severely impact the ability of the NPRC to provide its services and could lead to greater federal spending when people living with paralysis can't connect with the care they need when they need it. The NPRC is the only program of its kind in the country and directs funds to nonprofit organizations working in communities across the nation through its Quality of Life grants program.

The Reeve Foundation is urging Congress not to ignore the needs of the paralysis community and is calling on individuals to act now to protect the NPRC. They are asking people to contact their representatives in Congress and urge them not to pass this bill that would drastically reduce funding for this vital program.
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