Thursday, April 05, 2007

Testimony could not have gone better


Our testimony could not have gone better... Mike has posted the audio below. The audio is a little distorted and I totally sound like I have a speech impediment. Even though I sound like Sylvester the Cat in this recording, I really do talk normal (Mike says I talk fast like a fax machine). Funny. In fact, Mike sounds a bit like Sylvester himself!! Not as bad as me, though!
Mom thinks we sound like Daffy Duck...

We both did get emotional ... we didn't mean to of course,

but to us...
this is such a serious matter. We have been so deeply affected by this. We know that we very well could run out of insurance again w/ Matthew. There are no decent options for us, if that were to happen again.

We think that our testimony did make the lawmakers uncomfortable... It is ashame (a travesty actually) that we do not have some kind of comprehensive "safety net" for middle class families in this state. Especially knowing that 34 other states provide safety nets.
The truth hurts and is embarrassing. The dirty little secret is out. I keep thinking of what we heard last year, Mike and I are the perfect storm.

The local news, KVBC did have a cameraman there and he videotaped our testimony.

Will discuss it more next week ... we're heading up to Beaver for the weekend.

We are emotionally drained from preparing for this testimony. It was like ripping a scab off... and reliving that horrible nightmare all over again. The fears of it happening again are ever so present.

Of course, the bean counters were there discussing how much money it would cost to protect us, the citizens. What they don't realize, it's a matter of life or death for us ...

7 comments:

Sarah said...

All I can say is, "WOW". You both deserve the weekend away and although no doubt speaking was tough hopefully the legislators will take heed and make the needed changes.

Krystal said...

I am sure that you are drained!!! It is awesome that you guys are willing to stand up for what is right and to go through all of this struggle to try and help many other families that will be faced with impossible situations if something doesn't change. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Mike and Terri...
You guys are AWESOME!! I can't help but think that your voices will cause change. I am praying that your voices are heard by the Senate and that this bill passes overwhelmingly...

Love you guys
John Taylor

Grandma W said...

It was Holy Thursday that you two stood before the Nevada Legislature and professed "nothing but the truth". I am sure the angels made sure your voices were heard loud and clear.

It sounds like those words hits some very sensitive, quilty nerves. GOOD! They sat the truth hurts. What was so embarassing to the Senators was the voice of honest Nevadans telling the awful truth about the socialistic manner in which they delegate the funds for people with health challenges. (NONE for the middle class people who pay into the system). Let the chips fall where they may The coverup has certainly been blown. You can't keep a lid on a boiling pot, fellas!!!!!!

If they chose to crawl back under another rock, Mike, Terri and Beth Fisher will surely flush them out again. Life is Good!

Love you guys and I am so "proud" of the fight in you for such an honest, just cause. grandma wright

d. chedwick bryant said...

Your testimonies were so eye opening. A few years ago, a woman explained to me that she moved from New Jersey to New York just because of her daughter (who has a host of health problems) She said New York State had so many programs for children and were so generous. Health care professionals came to her house, to give her daughter therapy, and she was even able to get funds for a specially trained nurse-- for 12 hours per week, just so she could get out of the house every day for a few hours. Her daughter needed care 24/7. Grocery shopping had always been a problem, and having coffee with friends was impossible. I mentioned this woman to my best friend--

My best friend teaches handicapped children in NJ and she says she'd move to NY too, if she had a handicapped child, she said programs were ten times better in NY--
Which made me wonder why the health of American children is a state to state thing--There should be a Federal program to insure that all children have as much medical care as they need, including special tests and procedures. It is hard to imagine living in this counrty and having a "cap" put on a child's health benefits. It makes no sense to me .

Anonymous said...

Hi Terri & Mike,
This is Jeni S. R.N again. Again, if there is anything you guys need from me please please let me know. I wanted to cry with you guys and every word you said was absolutely true! With all my love and care,

-Jeni

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

God be with you as you patiently await the results of these testimonies. I can only say the spirit was with each of you as you spoke words of love and concern. Those were selfless testimonies... well done!