Smashing Walnuts’ Gabriella Miller Named Power Player of the Week for Fox News Sunday by Chris Wallace

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Gabriella Miller (2003 – 2013) talks openly about why she thinks she got cancer.

The Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act (H.R. 2019) is a bill that would end taxpayer contributions to the Presidential Election Campaign Fund and divert the money in that fund to pay for research into pediatric cancer through the National Institutes of Health. The total funding for research would come to $126 million over 10 years. Currently the national conventions get about 23% of their funding from the Presidential Election Campaign Fund.

Fox News Sunday Honors Gabriella Miller As Power Player Of The Week #KidsFirst.

Gabriella Miller died of cancer on October 26, 2013 at the age of 10. Gabriella worked as an activist to raise support for research into childhood illnesses like cancer. Through her activism, she “raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and helped launch the Smashing Walnuts Foundation to fund pediatric cancer research.

The Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act would amend the Internal Revenue Code to terminate the entitlement of any major or minor political party to a payment from the Presidential Election Campaign Fund for a presidential nominating convention. Transfers amounts in each account maintained for such purpose for the national committee of a party to a 10-Year Pediatric Research Initiative Fund, making them available only for allocation to national research institutes and national centers through the Common Fund for making grants for pediatric research under this Act.

The bill would amend the Public Health Service Act to require the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), through the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, to allocate funds appropriated under this Act to the national research institutes and national centers for making grants for pediatric research representing important areas of emerging scientific opportunities, rising public health challenges, or knowledge gaps that deserve special emphasis and would benefit from conducting or supporting additional research that involves collaboration between two or more national research institutes or national centers, or would otherwise benefit from strategic coordination and planning.

The bill would authorize $12.6 million out of the 10-Year Pediatric Research Initiative Fund for each of FY2014-FY2023 for pediatric research through the Common Fund. Requires such funds to supplement, not supplant, funds otherwise allocated by NIH for pediatric research. Prohibits the use of such amounts for any purpose other than allocating funds for making grants for pediatric research described in this Act.

The Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act (H.R. 2019) passed in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate during the 113th United States Congress.

The LIBRARY of CONGRESS THOMAS Bill Summary & Status 113th Congress (2013 – 2014)

The goal of The Truth 365 is to educate and mobilize millions of people through Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other social networking sites. The film will inform the public that there is a critical need for funding for pediatric cancer research.

What is your biggest fear? Gabriella Miller’s Fears and Wishes: An Excerpt from Our Oct. 2013 Interview.

In this OUTTAKE, 10-year-old cancer fighter Gabriella Miller expresses her frustration with our elected leaders in Washington, DC. (Update: Gabriella died two weeks after this interview.)

ABC7 WJLA Washington DC: Gabriella Miller memorial.

A Facebook post from Gabriella’s mom.

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