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House Proceeding 03-16-09 on Mar 16th, 2009 :: 0:01:00 to 0:04:05
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Stephen F. Lynch

0:00:43 to 0:01:03( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: designate the facility of the united states postal service located at 601 eighth street in freedom, pennsylvania, as the john scott challis jr. post office. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. lynch, and the gentleman from california, mr. issa, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that

Stephen F. Lynch

0:01:00 to 0:04:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Stephen F. Lynch

0:01:04 to 0:01:24( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: all members may have five legislative days to revise and exte their remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. lynch: you now yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for as ch time as he may consume. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i rise today in strong support for the consideration of h.r. 987, the bill to designate the united

Stephen F. Lynch

0:01:25 to 0:01:45( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: states postal facility locatedality 610 eighth street in freedom, pennsylvania, as the john scott challis jr. post office. introduced by representative jason altmire on february 11, 2009, and reported out of the oversight and government reform committee on march 10, 2009, by voice vote, h.r. 987 enjoys the support of the entire pennsylvania house delegation.

Stephen F. Lynch

0:01:46 to 0:02:07( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: as recently noted in the ellwood city ledger, john scott challis jr. came into this world fighting. only two days after his fight on december 16, john was helicoptered from the medical center in beaver county to children's hospital in pittsburgh where he spent 16 days in a hospital -- in hospital care and received

Stephen F. Lynch

0:02:08 to 0:02:30( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: life-saving surgery. and his beloved family and friends in beaver county, as well as many of us across the nation well know that jaufer never stopped fighting throughout his -- john never stopped fighting throughout his young life. even after being diagnosed with an adult form of liver cancer at the sage age of 16. john's response to his initial

Stephen F. Lynch

0:02:31 to 0:02:51( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: diagnosis was indicative of his eternal determination and resolve as well as reflection of his own personal motto of courage and belief equals life. in april of 2008, john learned that his cancer had spread and that most likely he had only a few months to live. nevertheless, john never ceased

Stephen F. Lynch

0:02:52 to 0:03:14( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: to live life to the fullest and do what he loved most, playing and following the game of baseball. on april 14, 2008, john first received national attention when he was able to pinch-hit for his beloved freedom high school baseball team and a -- in a game against alacipa high.

Stephen F. Lynch

0:03:15 to 0:03:36( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: he had an r.b.i. single and upon making it to first base proudly exclaimed to everyone, i did it, i did it. the following month john graduated with his senior class. in june of last year he took a family vacation with his parents and his younger sister. he also visited the pittsburgh

Stephen F. Lynch

0:03:37 to 0:03:57( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: pirates clubhouse and reminded the players to cherish the game of baseball and life. john lost his battle of cancer in august of 2008. however, his memory and inspirational message will never be forgotten. in john's honor, the john challis courage for life foundation was established in 2008. the organization is dedicated

Stephen F. Lynch

0:03:58 to 0:04:06( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: providing sports opportunities to student athletes with life-threatening illnesss. mr. speaker, it is my hope that we can further serve to honor

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