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Lisa

Suffern, New York
I am a mother who was not warned by my doctors how to prevent the #1 viral cause of birth defects--congenital CMV (cytomegalovirus). My daughter Elizabeth was born disabled as a result and now my mission is to warn others how they can protect their unborn children--from CMV and from other viral... Full Bio
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Ask CT House to Pass HB 5525 by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I wrote the following email in BCC style to every member of the Connecticut House to ask them to vote in favor of HB 5525 . Calls are even better, so I will also be calli ... Read on »
Work in Daycare? Know anyone in Daycare? by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility WTNH Mystic mom raising awareness about potentially deadly virus WTNH Lisa Saunders of Mystic could ... Read on »
Testified In Favor of Connecticut's Cytomegalovirus Bill, HB 5525 by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Brenda K. Balch, MD, Connecticut American Academy of Pediatrics Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Chapter Champion. She has a strong interest because congenital C ... Read on »
States currently hearing a congenital cytomegalovirus bill by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility This link is very helpful and includes the link to your own representative, regardless of your state http://stopcmv.org/en/ help/bills.html Read on »
CT Magazine featured congenital Cytomegalovirus, comments by Dr. Demmler-Harrison and HB 5525 by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility As of this morning, the Conneciticut Public Health Committee hasn't voted on this yet. You can read the article through this link: http://www.connecticutmag.com/ ... Read on »
Fri, 2/20, CT Public Health Committee Holds Two CMV Bill Hearings by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Do you want to help prevent birth defects through education? Can you testify in Harford, Connecticut, about the two congenital cytomegalovirus bills being heard by the Publi ... Read on »
News 8, Connecticut Style: Preventing Congenital CMV During Pregnancy by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Preventing Congenital CMV During Pregnancy WTNH 2 Feb 09, 2015 · ... pregnant and what expectant mothers should know about preventing congenital CM ... Read on »
Letter of Testimony for CT's Congenital Cytomegalovirus Bill by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Preparing to testify in favor of the congenital cytomegalovirus bill: http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/Content/YourVoiceMatters.pdf Oral testimony must be kept to three minutes m ... Read on »
Two CT Congenital CMV bills to watch by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility 1) H.B. 5525 : AN ACT CONCERNING CYTOMEGALOVIRUS Introduced by: Rep. Kevin Ryan, 139th Dist. (860-240-8504, Kevin.Ryan@cga.ct.gov ), and Rep. Aundré Bumgardner (800-842 ... Read on »
Subject for media: Stopping #1 Birth Defects Virus by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility There is a preventable virus that disables over 5,000 babies every year, yet most women of childbearing age don't know how to prevent it. Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) ca ... Read on »
Mom & Dr. Ask State to Stop #1 Birth Defects Virus---AGAIN by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lisa Saunders PO Box 389, Mystic, CT 06355 LisaSaunders42@gmail.com       Mom and Pediatrician Ask Conn. to Be 2nd State to Stop #1 Birth Defects Vi ... Read on »
To the Media: Stop #1 Birth Defects Virus by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Until OB/GYNs make it a standard practice of care to warn women how to prevent cytomegalovirus, please reach your audience to help prevent over 5,000 babies a year in ... Read on »
The Empty Christmas Chair: Holidays without our daughter by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I update my blog every year with this message and photo of the empty chair we place beside our fireplace. The Empty Christmas Chair Holidays without our daughter Li ... Read on »
How to Get Congenital CMV Bill Started in Your State by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Get Utah's Congenital Cytomegalovirus (cCMV) bill passed in your state/territory. Now is the time to start. This blog post includes what to say and what papers to give/ ... Read on »
Mom Asks CT AGAIN to Stop #1 Birth Defects Virus by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lisa Saunders PO Box 389, Mystic, CT 06355 LisaSaunders42@gmail.com CT Mom Asks Again for Politicians to Stop # 1 Birth Defects V ... Read on »
Parent of a Congenital CMV Child? by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The following document, How Writing and Scriptures Got Me Through the Shock of Congenital CMV ,  contains my  inner struggles of raising my daughter born with congenit ... Read on »
Getting Thin and Famous to Promote Congenital CMV Awareness by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Many of you know my kooky attempts to get thin and famous so people will listen to my message about congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) prevention. If you want to keep up ... Read on »
Cost of Congenital CMV and your state by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Hi! Many of you know me as the mother of a child who struggled with the effects of congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) until she died at age 16 in 2006. (I'm the au ... Read on »
CT House Passed Bill 5147:cytomegalovirus education by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility HB 5147 : AN ACT CONCERNING NEWBORN SCREENING FOR CYTOMEGALOVIRUS AND ESTABLISHING A PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR CYTOMEGALOVIRUS. Monday, May 5: UPDATE Just before ... Read on »
Urgent Request: House has 3 days left to vote by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility House Bill 5147 Please urge the Speaker of the House, the Public Health Committee Co-Chairs, sponsors of the bill and your local representative to bring House Bill 5147 ... Read on »