My Name is Marti Linnane, and I am an advocate for the American Heart Association in Wyoming and mom to Maverick Linnane. I wrote to you a few months ago asking for your support on pulse oximetry testing for newborns that was currently being considered by the Wyoming Department of Health. Thanks to your support this policy is now on the desk of Governor Matt Mead awaiting his signature.
This screening is life-saving and life-changing. I know, because my son Maverick was born with a Critical Congenital Heart Defect (CCHD). Today, I ask that you TAKE ACTION and urge Governor Matt Mead to swiftly implement this simple, newborn screening in Wyoming so that together we can save lives!
Governor Mead has 75-working days to sign-off on the rule change. Sadly, Wyoming’s babies and their families don’t have 4.5 months to wait. Each day that passes without this critical regulation in place is a day that a newborn could go home from the hospital with an undetected, life-threatening birth defect. Let the Governor know that you support his immediate action on this lifesaving rule.
We need you to take action today! If you are the parent of a child with CCHD, or if you were born with one, or simply believe that the state has a responsibility to care for its smallest, most vulnerable residents, and would like to help make CCHD screening a requirement in Wyoming, please click here to take action to email Governor Matt Mead expressing urgency for final signature.
Thank you for looking out for the health of our smallest Wyomingites!
You're The Cure,
Maverick's Mom and AHA Advocate
Heart Disease and Stroke. You’re the Cure.