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Posted by on Oct 14, 2012 in Chris Kluwe, City Pages, gillette childrens, SCI CURE, Senator Jeff Hayden | 0 comments

Next Steps

Hello all,
Well I believe I’ve finally recovered from the shoot. It was quite a bit more taxing than I expected. My legs felt like I had run a marathon, and my brain was kind of jellied. I am still so very thankful for all of the help. The generous donation from the Liberal Parasite Foundation, which quite literally made the day possible, the gear lent by my friend Steve Appelhans, made it much more professional, and Tom Novak’s professional ears on the sound gave me significant peace of mind. Thanks again y’all. I’m looking forward to digging into the footage to start piecing together the story that needs to be told.
If you haven’t seen the photo on Gillette Children’s Facebook page, check it out and be sure to share the news. Watch for the City Pages story on Chris Kluwe that will be out on Wednesday Oct. 24th. They spent half the day with us, and I hope to get some mention of the day Chris spent in a chair for our effort. 
Also, this week the legislative work starts in earnest. I have a meeting with Sen. Hayden and a variety of other stakeholders from the Capitol and the research community to lay out our goals and strategy for the next couple of months. I’ve also been given a few minutes to speak to the Minnesota Spinal Cord Injury Association’s board meeting this week. I’ll be talking about the legislative effort and asking for their support.
As I look at the months ahead, I’m becoming more keenly aware that there needs to be some kind of steering committee so that the voice advocating for this SCI research Bill is not just mine. . I have been talking with lots of folks and a few organizations, but it would be nice to widen the sphere of influence. If you would be interested in participating with me and others (in person, via Skype, group email, or?), please email me at: roadreck77@gmail.com
I have also been sending out sponsorship letters to a few companies, and soon, individuals who would be interested in supporting the making of the film and the film screening event planned for January. If you know of someone, or work for a company, who might consider assisting this effort, please let me know and I’ll send you a copy. 
Thanks, and pass on
M

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