“I know more about Krabbe than I’ll ever know about Collin.” Kevin Cushman My friend, Kevin, made this statement at a recent Krabbe panel in which we both participated and … Continue reading There are Stories to Tell and Lives to Save
I’ve felt compassion for – and grace toward – many decision-makers in our country lately. There’s one in particular with whom I feel a kinship of sorts because of how … Continue reading Being Misunderstood & Offering Grace
I’ve already posted about this on social media and on LDNBS.org but it felt necessary to also include it here because this is a monumental day. Today Pennsylvania became the … Continue reading Act 133 of 2020: Implemented!
In September, I was told it was “improbable but not impossible” to see SB983 progress because of our many delays (and a global pandemic). I took that as a challenge. … Continue reading Signed by Governor Wolf
This spreadsheet has been part of my daily life for over four years. I meticulously gathered contact info for all 253 elected officials, kept track of committees, when I contacted … Continue reading Sweet Relief
Even just two weeks ago I was seriously questioning the outcome of SB983. I felt so uncertain after it seemingly became a partisan issue in the Human Services committee, and … Continue reading SB983 – PASSED UNANIMOUSLY!
I was not adequately prepared for the level of stress and frustration that accompanied today’s proceedings. We knew that the Department of Health had been “shopping around” their amendments and … Continue reading SB983 – Out of House Human Services Committee
I’m exhausted. Tuesday was a day of great celebration as SB983 passed the Pennsylvania Senate unanimously. Even getting to the floor was a serious accomplishment and I’m so grateful for … Continue reading SB983 – Unanimous Senate Passage, Now to The House
(Read Part One here) I was part of College Republicans all four years in college. I volunteered for many campaigns, from mayoral to presidential. I attended campaign training at Ronald … Continue reading Differences, Part Two
It’s been a very long ten days. Ten days ago we weren’t sure if SB983 (our Newborn Screening Legislation) was going to have a fighting chance this session. Ten days … Continue reading SB983 – Moving to the Floor