Washington, May 6, 2019

This is my 2019 trip to Washington DC, this year is a dual purpose trip, to meet with the representatives to check on how the bill to protect survivors of brain trauma and PTSD is faring.

And tomorrow I will speak at the Brain Injury Association of Virginia’s annual conference on both my recovery and my work on this bill growing from the 2015 Texas law, HB 1338, to the national law I’m hoping it to become.

On this trip I met and settled into a detailed conversation with Representative Pascrell’s office after meeting with Representative Hurd’s and John Carter’s office. In Rep. Pascrell’s office we went over the current status of the bill. We had a good meeting, so long I almost missed my train back to Richmond!

Those are the kind of meetings to have. This bill had been studied for language and groups to be included in its intent. Because brain trauma and PTSD survivors are all across our country, it is important that educating and understanding about that are spread that far, too.

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