Stem Cell Research Issue Personal for Utah Family
WEST JORDAN, UTAH -- Three-year-old Cody Anderson, son of Kenneth and Pamela
Anderson of West Jordan, Utah, was sent to Washington DC in June to
represent Utah children with diabetes as the Congress debates the issue.
Cody was sent to DC by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
International, which believes stem cell research may provide a cure for the
debilitating disease. The Andersons support the research and hope that it
can soon make a difference for them and their son. Cody has his blood tested
several times a day and his parents must be very careful with his diet
because of the disease. About 16 of every 100,000 children in the US are
diagnosed with diabetes each year. While in DC, the Anderson family met with
Utah Senator Orrin Hatch and celebrities that support the Juvenile Diabetes
Research Foundation like actress Mary Tyler Moore.
Utah family fights for stem cell research
BYU NewsNet 25Jul01 US UT SLC T4
By Erika Beecham: NewsNet Staff Writer