Blumenthal’s office was contacted by the Angerames in 2011. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Members of Congress introduce resolutions all the time expressing support for one cause or another that get little or no attention, but the truth is that they all have back stories.
Last week, lawmakers introduced what’s become an annual resolution supporting the designation of May as Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month. Last year’s version moved through the Senate by unanimous consent just before the chamber took the Memorial Day recess. It’s a resolution inspired by a young man from Connecticut who was afflicted with a pediatric stroke.
The parents of Patch Angerame reached out to Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s office back in 2011, facing the prospects of choosing between exorbitant medical bills or not providing their son with proper care because of insurance issues.