Jim Kelly will host a briefing on Capitol Hill Wednesday to urge lawmakers to support a bill that would advance newborn screening programs across the country.
The Buffalo Bills great and NFL Hall of Famer is calling on lawmakers to back the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act.
He became an advocate for newborn screening after his sun Hunter was diagnosed with Krabbe disease, something that can now be screened for at birth.
New York became the first state to include Krabbe in its screening panel in 2006. Missouri began screening for it in 2012 and Illinois and New Jersey plan to begin screening for it in 2014.