Kyle Romano has been diligently reaching out to local Representatives and Senators since returning from theNational CRT Leadership & Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. on May 1 -2 hosted by NRRTS and NCART. David Thompson of Representative Charlie Crist’s office came to tour the Custom Mobility facility where Kyle works.
Kyle and his co-workers took advantage of the three hour visit as an opportunity to advocate for wheelchair users’ needs. “We gave him a more in-depth discussion regarding CRT, and showed him the work involved in maintaining our clients’ health and independence, as well as ensuring their safety” Kyle has confirmed that Representative Crist signed on to H.R. 2293.
Kyle has been steadily pursuing the local offices and reports that Representative Gus Bilirakis has also signed on to the bill.
Kyle would like to encourage everybody to take action. “If we don’t fight for our rights to CRT, nobody else will. In addition, it’s up to us to explain CRT to the able-bodied population. If our bills are to have success in the House and Senate, we’ll need everybody’s support.”
Kyle encourages all Complex Rehab Technology Stakeholders to continue to advocate for the needs of all wheelchair users.