As we head to Washington DC this morning to celebrate with other advocates who worked so hard to pass this legislation, please read this moving tribute to Carol Blocker, the mother of Melanie Blocker Stokes, who has spent the last decade advocating for the bill which is now law. The article was written by Congressman Bobby L. Rush, who took up the cause of his constituent’s death and went on to draft the initial legislation he and Carol Blocker hoped would one day end these tragedies.
This article in appears in Congressman Rush’s column in the Huffington Post. I look forward to seeing Carol today at the Capitol Hill event, along with others that worked so hard to turn the tide on these devastating illnesses. To Carol: May your heart be at peace today as your journey on behalf of your daughter has led thousands from ignorance to hope.
See you in DC.