J3102

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim October 2020, as Dysautonomia Awareness Month in the State of New York

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J3102



Senate Resolution No. 3102

BY: Senator TEDISCO

MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
October 2020, as Dysautonomia Awareness Month in the
State of New York, in conjunction with the
observance of National Dysautonomia Awareness Month

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to bring
awareness to the major health concerns that exist within this State and
Nation, and to honor those organizations which work towards addressing
these concerns and creating treatments and cures for life threatening
illnesses; and

WHEREAS, From time to time, society calls upon these individuals and
organizations to be recognized for the significance of their
contributions and efforts to assist others in the arena of public
health; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, this Legislative Body is justly
proud to commend the efforts of Dysautonomia International, a non-profit
organization which seeks to improve the lives of individuals living with
autonomic nervous system disorders through research, physician
education, public awareness and patient empowerment programs; and

WHEREAS, Dysautonomia is a group of medical conditions that result
in a malfunction of the automatic nervous system, which is responsible
for "automatic" bodily functions such as respiration, heart rate, blood
pressure, digestion, temperature control and more; and

WHEREAS, Some forms of dysautonomia are considered rare diseases,
such as Multiple System Atrophy and Pure Autonomic Failure, while other
forms of dysautonomia are common, impacting millions of people in the
United States and around the world, such as Diabetic Autonomic
Neuropathy, Neurocardiogenic Syncope and Postural Orthostatic
Tachycardia Syndrome; and

WHEREAS, Dysautonomia impacts people of every age, gender, race or
background, including many individuals living here in New York State;
and

WHEREAS, Some forms of dysautonomia can be very disabling and this
disability can result in social isolation, stress on the families of
those impacted, and financial hardship; and

WHEREAS, Dysautonomia can result in death, causing tremendous
emotional pain and suffering for the loved ones of those inflicted; and

WHEREAS, Increased awareness about dysautonomia will help get
patients diagnosed and treated earlier, save lives, and foster support
for individuals and families coping with dysautonomia in our
communities; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim October 2020, as
Dysautonomia Awareness Month in the State of New York, in conjunction

with the observance of National Dysautonomia Awareness Month; and be it
further

RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Dysautonomia International; and The Honorable Andrew M.
Cuomo, Governor of the State of New York.

actions

  • 24 / Mar / 2020
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 31 / Mar / 2020
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 31 / Mar / 2020
    • ADOPTED

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