I am getting ready to go Capitol Hill where we will be with Dean Kamen. Dean Kamen is an inventor, entrepreneur, and a tireless advocate for science and technology. He is the founder and president of DEKA Research & Development Corporation, where he develops internally generated inventions and provides research and development for major corporate clients. He holds more than 440 U.S. and foreign patents for innovative devices that have expanded the frontiers of health care worldwide. Some of his notable inventions include the first wearable insulin pump for diabetics, the HomeChoice™ portable peritoneal dialysis machine, the INDEPENDENCE® IBOT® Mobility System, and the Segway® Human Transporter.
I will be working with the Huey 091 Foundation which gives iBOT's to our country's Veterans. The Huey 091 Foundation and American Airlines will be hosting a reception to honor the GI Film Festival as well as honoring members of the Senate and Congress who served our country at Russell Senate Caucus Room in the Russell Senate Office Building.
On Thursday we will be back at The National Press Club at 10am for a Newsmaker Event. After that we plan on going to Capitol Hill and the Walter Reed Hospital.
Our Goal is to open up peoples eyes to the fact that the most amazing wheelchair is no longer being manufactured and that it needs to change. Not surprisingly, the people who are making the coverage decisions have full use of their legs and arms and are not committed to a lifetime sentence sitting in a chair. It saddens me to think there are many people who will not be able to experience the freedom that I have had the opportunity to experience for the last few years. It changed my life and it depresses me even more to think that the freedom I and others who have been fortunate enough to obtain an iBOT have found, will have that freedom taken away again. We have Technology to change people’s lives and we are going to put on a shelf?