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S.R. No. 102, as introduced: 91st Legislative Session (2019-2020) Posted on May 15, 2019

1.1A Senate resolution
1.2recognizing July 31 as Transverse Myelitis Awareness Day in Minnesota.
1.3WHEREAS, a national effort is underway way to increase awareness of transverse myelitis
1.4(TM) and to commit more financial resources toward research into the pathophysiology of TM, as
1.5well as the management of quality of life of the victims of TM and their families; and
1.6WHEREAS, by raising awareness of TM, the likelihood of a timely diagnosis and the
1.7subsequent initiation of the appropriate therapy can improve the prognosis of affected patients; and
1.8WHEREAS, promoting awareness and empowering patients, families, clinicians, and scientists
1.9through educational programs and publications will increase understanding of TM and help improve
1.10the quality of care and benefit those diagnosed with TM; and
1.11WHEREAS, the Transverse Myelitis Association advocates for people who have acute
1.12disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), MOG antibody-associated
1.13disease (MOG-Ab disease), neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), optic neuritis (ON),
1.14and transverse myelitis (TM); and
1.15WHEREAS, the Transverse Myelitis Association was founded 25 years ago on July 31,
1.161994; and
1.17WHEREAS, Minnesota is proud to observe Transverse Myelitis Day; and
1.18NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the State of Minnesota that
1.19July 31 be recognized as Transverse Myelitis Awareness Day in Minnesota, and do commend
1.20observance to all of our citizens.
1.21BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate is directed to prepare an
1.22enrolled copy of this resolution, to be authenticated by the Secretary's signature and that of the
1.23Chair of the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, and transmit it to the Transverse Myelitis
Cal R. LudemanSecretary of the Senate Paul E. GazelkaChair, Senate Committee onRules and Administration
Dan D. HallState Senator, District 56

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