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Living on the razor’s edge!

November 9, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

I think David was a little nervous about actually showing me his upper lip, because despite 33 years of marriage, I have never seen it. But he overcame that fear when–in just over a day and a half– more than 1300 people made donations to support the research that is going to find a cure for this devastating disease. From great friends of CURE like Carole King to “MoJo” viewers who told us “they can’t get enough”–we are both touched and humbled by the good will and display of concern. Many are brand new donors, who are just being exposed to CURE and epilepsy for the first time.

We continue to need your help. Scientific progress is years in the making, and unless we search for the answers they will not come to friends and family who are affected by this devastating disease. One in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy in their lifetime-this is a huge public health concern for our country and beyond.

United Stache of Axe

Please join David and Joe Scarborough-we’re having fun with this campaign but it is truly serious business, with very real potential to transform and save lives. Please help us reach our goal!

Below are some of the notes donors shared with us… please visit www.slashthestache.com to read more.


Kathy Kern

Joe, we can’t get to New York. We’re from Climax Springs, MO. I want to see you sing (I know you’re good); I want to see David’s mustache cut off by whomever; I want to see you look like Groucho/Selleck or any of the rest. Please reconsider and televise the process for all of us out here in the fringes. By the way, I’m a lifelong Democrat, but I’ll vote for you if you run for anything. You’re sincerely concerned about our country. PS – PLEASE stop interrupting Mika. If I want to know about the latest sports stuff, I’ll watch ESPN. Bless you all! You”re the Fair & Balanced ones.

RONALD J. RYS

I think Joe should grow the stash and Mika (a fellow Pollack) should cut it off… below the chin. Just joking. It was a privilidge to donate to this wonderful cause.

Debbie Cooper
I am contributing to a great research and I also feel sorry for Mika, it would be really bad to see Joe with a mustache. The Harpo style wasn’t too bad though!

Jerry Hilgenberg
I will kick-in an extra $50 to see Joe in that “Groucho look”, and $50 more if he scurries around the set in a stoop.

The Southwick Family

In honor of both Mr. Axelrod and Mr. Scarborough reaching “across the political aisle” for a common cause to defeat Epilepsy, we salute you both, and trust our donation will multiply many times over to find a cure. Thanks to you both, and to all who work so hard for so many!
And thanks for setting an example for all those currently in office at federal and state levels to follow in seeking common ground to resolve this country’s current difficult problems for the benefit of all citizens of this great nation, the USA.

  1. Beth
    November 10, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    WONDERFUL MOVIE OF A TRUE STORY – IT AMAZED ME THAT AT THE END A FEW CHARACTERS IN THE MOVIE HAD THEIR NAME AND THEM BEING ON THE KETOGENIC DIET FOR ONLY THREE YEARS AND THEY WERE CURED OF EPILEPSY…
    I believe it was the director’s son this movie was based and Meryl Streep was his friend who agreed to act in this wonderful true story! Made me cry and have hope for those who have this — my daughter suffers from severe autism and I had always wondered if the Ketogenic Diet would help… the stomach does feed the brain after all. Alas, she is so limited in what she will eat the only way would be through a stomach tube to see if it would help.

    Good Luck — it is a ‘must-watch’!!

    11 new from $6.99 / 35 used from $0.15 / …First Do No Harm / TV Movie

    Director: Jim Abrahams
    Writer: Ann Beckett
    Stars: Meryl Streep, Fred Ward and Seth Adkins |

    Storyline:
    “When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie’s health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and desperate, and so does her own research into the existing literature on treatments. When she decides to try an alternative treatment called the Ketogenic Diet, devised long ago by a doctor from Johns Hopkins, she is met with narrow-minded resistance from Robbie’s doctor, who is prepared to take legal action to prevent Lori from removing him from the hospital. This movie is an indictment of those in the medical profession who discuss only the treatment options they favor. Several of the minor characters are portrayed by people who have been not just helped, but cured by the Ketogenic diet.” Written by Debra K. Day

  2. Beth
    November 10, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Oooppsss…. 4-got –> a huge supporter of President Obama and Mr. Axelrod and Mr. Plouffe!
    Thank YOU ALL so very uch!

  3. November 11, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    I am touched and moved by this cause. I am a volunteer from the Obama/Biden headquarters in Chicago, and have met David briefly a few times, and he was always so kind to me, Besides the President, of course, I think he is one of the most brilliant people I have ever had the honor of meeting.

    I am the sister and legal guardian for my oldest brother, who is mentally retarded. We are grateful that he is highly functioning,and that with the right nurturing and support services, which are probably saved with the re-election of Barack Obama, he has flourished over the years. But he too suffered seizures when he was young, and has thankfully, outgrown them. I feel for this cause, and feel for what you, your daughter and your family have gone through. I want to help. I just made a donation on the CURE sight, and will fight along with you to see this affliction a thing of the past. Along with so man, we will await the revealing of that upper lip.

    Thank you for all you do. Peace and Love to you and your family, and in abundance. Peggy Reilly.

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