Commemorating the Epilepsy Foundationby Representative Christopher P. Gibson
Posted on 2013-03-05
of new york
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Mr. GIBSON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to commemorate the Epilepsy
Foundation and two remarkable constituents of New York's 19th
Congressional District. Recently, Fiona Carroll of Averill Park and
Angelina Dutcher of Glasco had the distinction of being named
Northeastern New York's Winning Kids of 2013. This is a noteworthy
accomplishment and shows their dedication to fighting epilepsy.
Every year, the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York names two individuals to represent all of the children throughout our region who suffer from epilepsy. Through this designation, Fiona and Angelina will attend special events and fundraisers to raise awareness of and to fight this terrible disorder. Additionally, both will receive a scholarship to the summer camp of their choosing.
These two young ladies are incredible individuals and should serve as role models for us all. Fiona is an avid recreationalist and nature enthusiast. She also participates in the Girl Scouts of America, the Averill Park Youth Soccer League travel team, and uses her spare time to try to help others who are less fortunate, including recently cutting and donating her hair to the charity Locks of Love. Angelina is also an unbelievably driven and hardworking individual. She plays various sports and trains in martial arts while attending the 4th grade at the Windham-Ashland-Jewitt School.
I am very proud to have such extraordinary individuals as constituents of the 19th Congressional District. Congratulations Angelina and Fiona. I look forward to working with you both and the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York to combat epilepsy.