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Gillette Supporters, We Need Your Help!

Posted On: 02/04/2010

Categories: Disability Advocacy

Tell Your Minnesota State Representative That You Support Gillette—And Urge Them To Do The Same.

In early February, Minnesota legislators unveiled bonding bills that would support various state programs and services.  Funding to support a much-needed expansion of Gillette’s surgical facilities was originally slated to be part of this bill. Unfortunately, while this funding was included in the Senate bonding bill, our project is currently not included in the House version of the bill.

Will you help us by contacting your Minnesota State Representative? Tell them how important Gillette is to you and your family—and that you hope to see Gillette included in a revised version of the bill.

Don’t wait. They need to hear from you in the next week.  Please contact your Minnesota House and Senate Representative today! Click here to find your local representatives.

A Unique Service in High Demand

Did you know that, currently, Gillette has only two surgical suites that are able to accommodate the complex, multi-specialty surgeries that so many of our patients need? And that we’ve seen a 135 percent increase in demand for surgery in recent years, performing more than 3,300 surgeries in 2009?

Just think how many more children we could serve if all of our operating rooms were able to accommodate the specialized surgeries our patients need. Show your support for Gillette — contact your local representative and urge them to support this project!