News and Events -- Bob Veillette

Tony Orlando, right, helped Medicaid reform supporters celebrate their 2008 legislative success with a private concert on Aug. 2, 2008 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. From left, back row: Advocates for Medicaid Choice founder Joe Stango, Bob’s sons Dr. Greg Veillette and Mark Veillette and his wife Bonnie Veillette. From left, front row, Bob and his daugther Stephanie DeLuca.

News and Events

Bob has never been one to crave the spotlight, but he has graciously agreed to allow his friends and family to shine it on him to help raise money to pay for his on-going care.

Media coverage of Bob

Waterbury Republican-American, May 24, 2012
A symphony of the mind: Part 5 of a 5-part series

Waterbury Republican-American, May 23, 2012
Parallel struggles: Part 4 of a 5-part series

Waterbury Republican-American, May 22, 2012
Now what?: Part 3 of a 5-part series

Waterbury Republican-American, May 21, 2012
Grasping for hope: Part 2 of a 5-part series

Waterbury Republican-American, May 20, 2012
A locked-in love: Part 1 of a 5-part series

Waterbury Republican-American, May 20, 2012
About brain stem stroke

Waterbury Republican-American, May 20, 2012
The Science of BrainGate

Waterbury Republican-American, May 20, 2012
Remapping a brain, creating hope

Waterbury Republican-American, May 17, 2012
Naugatuck Man Part of Pioneering Brain Study

New York Times, May 16, 2012
Paralyzed, Moving a Robot with Their Minds

Republican-American, July 23, 2009
America's greatest marathoner coming to city for Bob 5K

Republican-American, April 24, 2009
2nd phase of in-home program not funded

Associated Press National Wire, Feb. 8, 2009
Together in lockstep; Couple won't accept stroke that left him paralyzed

Republican-American, Sept. 19, 2008
Race raises more than $21,500 for stricken editor

Republican-American, Sept. 15, 2008
'Take Nothing for Granted'; Race raises $20,000 for Bob Veillette

Republican-American, Sept. 11, 2008
Veillette Road Race rolls on

Republican-American, August 1, 2008
Tony Orlando gives back to local givers

Republican-American, June 17, 2008
Expanded home rehab bill signed

Republican-American, April 4, 2008
Time short for home care

WCBS 880 AM, March 29, 2008
Veillette family struggles, part I
Veillette family struggles, part II

Hartford Courant, March 9, 2008
Editorial: No Place Like Home

Hartford Courant, March 5, 2008
Seniors, Disabled Residents Push State Leaders for Expanded Home Care Option

The Republican-American, March 5, 2008
Stroke victim’s push for home care speaks volumes

Associated Press, March 4, 2008
Seniors, disabled urged lawmakers to expand access to home care

The Republican-American, Feb. 15, 2008
The Right to Choose: Forum on a move to expand funding for long-term care attracts hundreds

Associated Press, Jan. 20, 2008
For former editor locked in his body, movie is all too real

Hartford Courant, Jan. 8, 2008
From Bell to Butterfly

Los Angeles Times, Dec. 25, 2007
Trapped in His Body, His Spirit Soars

The Republican-American (Waterbury, Conn.), Dec. 23, 2007
Son's 'failure' means better life for many facing same situation

New York Times, Dec. 16, 2007
Losing Movement, but Not Wisdom or Love

The Republican-American ( Waterbury, Conn.), November 2007
Tracey O'Shaughnessy column

Press Releases

Marathoner Bill Rodgers to participate once again in Waterbury 5K

Legendary marathoner Bill Rodgers to participate in Waterbury 5K on Sept. 13

Connecticut budget proposals ignore home-care program that could save $4.8M

5K raises more than $22,000 to help stroke victim

Tony Orlando helps Medicaid reform supporters celebrate recent legislative success

Press Release Announcing 2008 Bob Veillette 5K Road Race and Walk

Medicaid reform bill gains 10,000 signatures of support, 15 legislative co-sponsors

Proposed bill would expand Money Follows the Person, add skilled workers
to support more home care

Bob Veillette joins Connecticut Medicaid reform effort; Will attend ‘Let Families
Choose Expo’ in Waterbury on Feb. 14

Feb. 9 stroke discussion paired with local ‘Diving Bell’ debut at Bantam Cinema

Website launched to help Naugatuck resident paralyzed by stroke

Press Release for 2007 Bob Veillette 5K Road Race and Walk

Press Release for 2006 Bob Veillette 5K Road Race and Walk


His friends and family have held several major fundraisers to help Bob and his family make ends meet: 5K road races, because Bob loved running, and a night of musical entertainment, because of his love of music. For information about these events, click on the links below.

The Bob Veillette 5K Road Race and Walk

The Stars Come Out for Bob Veillette 2006

Program for “Stars Come Out”