Therapists raise funds to raise awareness
WASHINGTON – Jenny Lieberman, an OT, and Erin Michael, a PT, hope to raise $12,000 to help cover travel costs for a half a dozen disability advocates to attend the United Spinal Association’s Roll on Capital Hill, June 7-10 in Washington, DC. At press time, the team has raised more than $5,000 through Indiegogo, a crowd funding website. “I'm reaching out to all of you because I know you value the importance of advocacy and understand how important it is to have therapists advocating alongside our consumers,” explained Lieberman. During the conference, stakeholders will meet with congressional offices to drum up support for bills that would create a separate benefit category for complex rehab.