I am the mother of a special needs child, and had the unnerving task two years ago of testifying before the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services  on a complex and controversial medical issue. I have talked to many legislators before about my son’s special medical needs and vulnerabilities, and had become used to being ignored or dismissed, so I expected the same at the hearing. I was very pleasantly surprised that four of the legislators on the committee listened intently, asked well-considered questions and then brought to the floor the bill that would protect children with atypical medical needs.

One of those legislators was Rep. Heather Sirocki, who is seeking re-election in District 128. I thank her for her compassionate and thoughtful service to children like mine, and encourage the voters of Scarborough to return her to her seat in Augusta.

Ginger Taylor, co-founder
Greater Brunswick Special Families

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