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113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. RES. 313

Supporting the goals and ideals of the MAGIC Foundation.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 22, 2013

Mr. Cassidy (for himself and Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


RESOLUTION

Supporting the goals and ideals of the MAGIC Foundation.

Whereas according to the POSSUM (Pictures of Standard Syndromes and Undiagnosed Malformations) database, there are more than 600 serious diseases and conditions that cause growth failure;

Whereas conditions causing growth failure may affect a child’s overall health;

Whereas short stature may be a symptom of a serious underlying condition;

Whereas growth failure in children is often missed;

Whereas according to the MAGIC Foundation for Children’s Growth, 48 percent of children in the United States evaluated with the two most common causes of growth failure were undiagnosed;

Whereas the longer a child goes undiagnosed, the greater the potential for damage and higher costs of care;

Whereas early detection and the diagnosis of growth failure is crucial for a healthy future;

Whereas public awareness and education is a vital public service;

Whereas providing resources for identification of growth failure will allow for early detection;

Whereas to this day, the MAGIC Foundation remains committed to its goals and visions in helping to educate families and the public about growth failure; and

Whereas the MAGIC Foundation has designated the third week of September as “Growth Awareness Week”: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives supports the goals and ideals of the MAGIC Foundation.