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Stem Cell Battles: Proposition 71 and Beyond: How Ordinary People Can Fight Back Against the Crushing Burden of Chronic Disease
Don C. Reed, author
For 21 years, my paralyzed son Roman Reed and I have been raising funds for scientists. A law named after my son, the Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Act of 1999, raised $17 million in California dollars, and $85 million in add-on grants from the National Institutes of Health. We fought for the successful passage of Proposition 17, the $3 billion initiative, and I have been working with Bob Klein (sponsor of Prop 71) and scientists and advocates ever since; this book is my lifework, a series of connected short stories in the world of cure research, where the fight is life and death, and the reward is progress,