From the Kingwood Observer —

Monday, February 21, 2011

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For Dixie Frantz, the proposed budget cuts to services for those with developmental disabilities is a personal matter.

Her middle child, Melanie, was born with cerebral palsy 26 years ago. Mimi, as she is affectionately called, can’t read or write, walk, or brush her teeth or hair. She has a vocabulary of 252 words.

“I know this because I have counted them all,” Frantz said viagra jelly. “She speaks in one- and two-word phrases. She cannot be left home alone, ever.”

As Texas legislators continue the push to balance the budget in Austin, parents like Frantz and supporters are fighting to protect funding for some of the state’s most vulnerable citizens.

Fifty local residents rode a motor coach to the capital Feb. 16 in an effort to join the ongoing efforts to maintain funding for individuals with developmental disabilities.

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