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  • Honoring Nancy Davenport-Ennis on Her Retirement from the Patient Advocate Foundation

    by Representative Robert J. Wittman

    Posted on 2013-02-25

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    WITTMAN of virginia in the house of representatives Monday, February 25, 2013 Mr. WITTMAN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today with my distinguished colleagues from Virginia Representative Rigell and Representative Scott to recognize Nancy Davenport-Ennis, of Yorktown, Virginia, on her retirement 17 years after founding the Patient Advocate Foundation and the National Patient Advocate Foundation. Nancy Davenport-Ennis founded the Patient Advocate Foundation and the National Patient Advocate Foundation in 1996 in honor and memory of her friend, Cheryl Grimmel, a breast-cancer patient who was denied coverage for her treatment. Through Nancy Davenport-Ennis' determined leadership the Patient Advocate Foundation and the National Patient Advocate Foundation have provided direct patient assistance to over 965,000 patients with chronic, debilitating and life-threatening conditions who needed help navigating the health care system or finding affordable health care. Additionally, millions of other patients were assisted through web- based informational services.



    Nancy Davenport-Ennis knows first-hand of the personal battle of cancer as a two-time [[Page E180]] breast cancer survivor. She has eloquently and openly discussed how this experience aided her in establishing a body of work that will continue to help millions of patients long past her retirement. Throughout her exemplary career as a leader in health care policy she has embodied the dignity and integrity of a true patient advocate. I join with my distinguished colleagues in expressing our utmost respect and admiration for her service to Virginians and all Americans.

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