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House Proceeding on Sep 30th, 2009 :: 1:43:35 to 1:45:50
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Lee Terry

1:43:32 to 1:43:52( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: supports heightened awareness about and increased research on this disease. i would like to thank my colleague, representative arcuri, for his work in raising this important issue. i urge my colleagues to pass this resolution. mr. speaker, i reserve balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from nebraska. mr. terry: mr. speer, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized.

Lee Terry

1:43:35 to 1:45:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lee Terry

Lee Terry

1:43:53 to 1:44:13( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: mr. terry: i rise today in support of house resolution 692, recognizing september as tay-sachs awareness month. tay-sachs disease affects the lives of almost 1.5 million americans who are carriers of the disease. infants are the most vulnerable to this disease.

Lee Terry

1:44:14 to 1:44:34( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: they appear to develop normally for the first few months of life, but then as nerve cells with fatty material, a relentless deterioration of mental and physical abilities occur. these helpless children then become blind, deaf, and unable to swallow. muscles begin to atrophy,

Lee Terry

1:44:35 to 1:44:57( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: paralysis sets in. even with the best of care, children with tay-sachs disease usually die by the age of 4 from recurring infections. a much rarer form of the disorder occurs in patients in their 20's characterized by an unsteady gate and progressive

Lee Terry

1:44:58 to 1:45:18( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: neurological deterioration. unfortunately, the incidents of tay-sachs is particularly high among people of easternure peaian and -- easternure peaian -- eastern year pew-and---ure

Lee Terry

1:45:19 to 1:45:39( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: peaians. high-risk populations are encouraged to have their children screened for this jean. presently there is no treatment for at this tax disease. but i would like to recognize the national institute of neurological disorders and strokes for their effo reduce the burden of this

Lee Terry

1:45:40 to 1:45:51( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: neurological disease. ninds is part of the national institutes of health and conducts research on tay-sachs disease in laboratories, at the n.i.h., and also supports additional research through the

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