Editor’s note: We received the following email and video from Missouri chronic pain advocate, Mary Cremer. We wanted to share it in it’s entirety, as we believe her message and method are both positive, and we support that.
I started this campaign to get videos or photos saying 4 simple words “Thank You Mike Moon”. Missouri State Representative Mike Moon has worked hard to fight for chronic pain patients. He gave us a voice on the House floor in Missouri. He used real statistics and tried hard to educate others about the PDMP and pain patients. Mike is the real deal. I can’t thank him enough.
How the idea about doing a “Thank You Mike Moon” video was from the heart. I was messaging with another pain patient. They asked where I was from and I said Missouri. The next thing they messaged is “Mike Moon”. I told Mike that people from all over the world know him. My friend from Australia made a video too.
So, while people from all over the world may know him, it’s possible that constituents from his area might not know how hard Mike has fought for us and how genuine he is. We need more elected officials like him that uphold the constitution and fight for pain patients. Mike Moon will be running for Missouri District #29 Missouri State Senate race. So, a video thanking him seemed like an appropriate gesture.
This video will also be made public so that people can share with their elected officials to show that we can unite. I am hoping to receive more videos. They can be sent on Facebook messenger or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The video I have compiled, so far, is me explaining the campaign for video collection, a video clip of Mike Moon on the House floor, and some of the videos I have received so far.
I don’t think Representative Moon has seen the video yet. I hope he realizes how much hope he has given to pain patients. Many politicians need to consider that pain patients are estimated at 50-100 million. Now add on their families and friends. That’s a lot of votes. And, our community plans to make a large presence in future elections. The videos are so touching. All are special.