We talk a lot about growing at Component Supply. Growing inventory. Growing our team. Growing capabilities. But, no matter how much Component Supply grows, ensuring its position as a resource for research and development will always be a priority to me. I’ve been fascinated by medical research since I was a young girl and working alongside it is truly a dream come true. But, it’s not just my job — it’s my passion. And as you know, most passions stem from personal experience.
For me, that personal experience was losing my cousin Gregory during my freshman year of college. Gregory suffered from epileptic seizures, but his family did everything they could to make sure he lived as normal a life as possible. He played sports, loved to surf, and had an awesome group of friends.
Gregory was also my favorite buddy during our summer family reunions together. We rode rides at amusement parks, bodysurfed and boogie-boarded in the ocean, and played on the beach for hours on end. He died doing what he loved most – surfing, and even years later, I’m always looking for ways to honor and remember him. He was an inspiring overcomer, and we could all use a little more of that in our lives.
According to the American Epilepsy Society, “epilepsy is the second leading cause of death from a neurological condition and affects more people in the U.S. than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson’s combined, yet receives fewer federal dollars per patient than each of these.”
So in honor of my cousin, Gregory, and with the research statistics in mind, Component Supply has chosen epilepsy as the focus of our REAP program for the month of November. All throughout this month, we will support labs and promote research in this field. If you’re a researcher seeking advancements for epilepsy, contact us about how we can support your lab by discounting standard supply items (hypodermic tubing, 304 stainless steel wire, fittings, etc.), waiving our prototype minimums for fabricated parts, and promoting your research.
We want to see patients nationwide REAP the benefits of advancements in research and development for the diseases affecting them. Let us support you as you change the world for epilepsy patients.
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