In keeping with the news of the last day or so, MIT scientists have been doing mouse studies showing that with IGF-1, Insulin Growth Factor, they have been able to slow down and reverse some symptoms of Rett Syndrome in mice. This is fantastic news because that indicates that there is on the horizon a potential treatment to make the lives of Rett Syndrome girls more livable. The study is careful to point out that this isn’t a cure but if it can get spinal cells regenerating, keep our daughters healthier, help their heart rate, their breathing and ability to move, I am all for improving the quality of life.
Ironically, Friday the 13th should be a number of coolness for this country as well. Thirteen stars on the original colonial flag for thirteen colonies. The numbers one and three represent the numbers of mystical perfection in some religious doctrines.
I personally just am happy that there is great news on the research front and that makes this coming President’s Weekend so much sweeter with possible financial good news from the President and Congress in hopefully getting the stimulus package rolling into the American public’s pocketbooks and purses.
Please help me celebrate the good news and holiday by either making a donation for Rett Syndrome research or by buying one of my books. Partial proceeds are donated to Rett research.
If you are strapped for cash, anything you can do is appreciated. Write your Congressional representatives to help Rett research and keep on praying.
In the California continuing information battle over will we get refund checks vs warrants/nothing, there has been no change on that particular front. According to the news, there will be more taxes in California for 2009 (no surprise there to be honest with you) and I am inclined to just roll my state refund over into prepaying any 2009 tax liability that I might have.
Please don’t cut any funding for schools or special needs care, State legislature members. Governor, please remember that you were elected on a platform for helping people. Remember that there are lots of people who can’t help themselves and their caregivers need to make a wage to take care of them. Don’t cut funding to help workers of special needs people!
Make sure that you don’t pet too many black cats and walk under any ladders today just to play it safe if you are superstitious. The ladder superstition is based on practicality since you don’t want a paint bucket to hit your head. The black cat crossing your path is just plain nonsense. I would be more concerned if I had pet allergies (like some of my friends to) in having a cat come up and brush against my leg.
Maybe we can have some good luck cash brush against our leg from the economic stimulus package instead.
Take care everybody and have a safe, healthy, wealthy and happy weekend.
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Kim Isaac Greenblatt
Friday The 13th IS GREAT for Rett Syndrome Research News