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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

VNS Therapy – Conversation with Mr. Jonathan Blum – CMS

From: Joyce and Herbert Stein []
Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 2:41 PM
Subject: VNS Therapy "Compassionate use" for depression patients...

To all of Joyce’s fellow implant depression patients,

In trying to keep you all informed to the best of my ability and to which I am allowed to publicly share information as it relates to my efforts to obtain a favorable “Compassionate use” determination for all the patients implanted for depression on/or before May 4, 2007 I would like to share some information.  While I have not yet achieved my goal you should know the following as I continue advocating for you all.

I would first and most importantly like to thank Mr. Jonathan Blum - CMS for taking his valuable time to speak with me personally to better understand Joyce’s and your very serious medical issues requiring immediate attention.  Quite frankly, I expected to be listening to Jonathan but he threw me a curve ball and I awkwardly did most of the speaking.  By the way, please also forgive my southern drawl if y’all don’t understand my speech.  I grew up in the deep South; that is South Brooklyn (joke).

My telephone conversation with Mr. Jonathan Blum – CMS

Joyce and I shall be leaving on Tuesday, September 17th to New York to attend our eldest granddaughter’s Bat Mitzvah.  We shall return on Tuesday, September 24th so I’ll be less available by computer for the week but my phone is on 24/7 if you folks need support.



Joyce and Herbert Stein

1008 Trailmore Lane

Weston, FL 33326-2816

(954) 349-8733




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