I recently sent our Senator a letter regarding the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Act. I used to work within the Disability Community, and like to support anything that will help improve impairments such as paralysis.
I just received an e-mail response back from Senator John Ensign. I couldn’t believe that he said this in the letter:
As you know, the medical miracle that Christopher Reeve experienced this past year is an inspiration for every American living with paralysis as a result of a spinal cord injury. Typically, paralysis patients are told that after one or two years they will never make further progress in their abilities to move or feel sensation. However, seven years after Christopher Reeve’s accident, through a rigorous therapy program, he is finally seeing his condition improve.
I tried to e-mail him back to tell him to update his letter, considering Christopher Reeve’s condition can’t improve from the grave, but evidently that e-mail account doesn’t accept incoming mail.