Campaign Update #5 ~ 17 June 2013
Only 9 days to go!
As Wednesday the 26th of June is fast approaching, it’s time for you and your family and friends to show support for the Campaign Heroes travelling to Canberra by posting messages to them – click on the campaigners’ photos here.
Our 32 Campaign Heroes have all paid for themselves to travel and stay in Canberra, and they are arriving from across Australia: 3 from the ACT; 19 from NSW; 3 from Qld; 6 from Vic; and 1 from across the continent from WA!
The Campaign Heroes will be meeting with 16 Members and Senators during Morning Tea, and an additional 8 Members and Senators have agreed to meet with small campaign groups later to discuss the support they need to manage the late effects of polio.
Our Heroes are frustrated with lack of funding for much needed services that polio survivors and their families need. They will speaking up for all of Australia’s survivors.
The presentation of the Polio Family Tree represents the wider circle of people, not only polio survivors but also their families, friends, colleagues, and treating health professionals, who are all dealing with the late effects of polio.
If you are not joining us in Canberra, why not share your story and highlight the issues you face as a polio survivor, and what needs to be done.
Standing together with our Campaign Heroes, we can make a difference!
Please be sure to read other pages on this “We’re Still Here!” website to see ways that you and your family can contribute to the campaign.
It is not too late the join the campaigners but you need to let [email href=”email@example.com”]Mary-ann[/email] know this week if you will be joining us!
My thanks to all the “heroes” for their active participation in an important problem for all survivors. My apologies for not being one of the group. March on, march on . . . Well limp!
Regards, Tom Storrie, Qld