Thursday, October 24, 2013
This week the dystonia community lost a good friend with the death of Congressman Bill Young. Through his actions to have dystonia included on the list of conditions eligible for the Department of Defense Peer Review Medical Research Program, he demonstrated not only his strong commitment to veterans who suffered traumatic brain injury and subsequently developed dystonia but all who are affected by dystonia. Because of his commitment, dystonia researchers have been able to compete for funding and research projects are underway. Chairman Young was a champion for the dystonia community. Our sympathies go out to his wife and family. We will remain forever grateful to Bill Young for his tireless efforts.