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House Proceeding on Jul 28th, 2009 :: 0:04:55 to 0:09:25
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:04:51 to 0:05:11( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: mccravey proud. retirement and want him to know that he will always have a special place in my heart. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentlelady from florida, ms. ros-lehtinen. msros-lehtinen: perm -- permission to address the house

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:04:55 to 0:09:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:05:12 to 0:05:32( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. ros-lehtinen: i rise to recognize hope for vision, a wonderful organization in my congressional district as well as their two newest good will ambassadors, alex and stacy campos. both hope for vision as well as the campos family serve our

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:05:33 to 0:05:53( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: community with tremendous distinction. as a member of the congressional vision caucus, i'm proud to work toward elevating awareness and finding solutions to the problems that surround vision loss and vision impairment. in this pursuit, there's no better partner than that of hope for vision.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:05:54 to 0:06:14( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: started in 2005, it amazes me every day just how much hope for vision has accomplished. in just four short but very successful years, hope for vision has been able to raise millions of dollars for the development of treatments and cures for blinding diseases

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:06:15 to 0:06:35( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: finding a cure tore dejen tif blindness and other retinal diseases holdsntold promises for new treatments and beyond which is so important to reduce the massive costthat our nation suffers due to vision loss. vision loss and impairment not only have an extraordinary

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:06:36 to 0:06:56( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: financial cost, but it also carries a deep personal cost as well. when individuals suffer the inability to see clearly, they must depend on others for help. simple tasks like locating keys or avoiding obstacles in a walkway become virtually impossible without assistance.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:06:57 to 0:07:18( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: literally left in the dark, a person's blindness becomes an entire family's responsibility. this is compounded by the fact that the health care costs related to vision alone are more than $67 billion annually and this number will only increase as the population continues to grow and age. hope for vision understands

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:07:19 to 0:07:39( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: these issues, and they have the biggest challenge they know is to ensuring that this crucial work is fully funded. by far the most impressive thing for hope for vision is that 95% of the money raised is given directly to research at top academic institutions. and when it comes to the

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:07:40 to 0:08:02( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: administration of success for hope for vision, few no better than that of alex and stacy campos. these two champions of vision care have served selflessly for the benefit of our south florida community. as well, they have true afforded many in need the blessing of renewed sight. as good will ambassadors, mr.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:08:03 to 0:08:24( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: campos will sit on the board of directors for hope for vision and will use his skills gained from the financial industry to make hope for vision as successful as it is today. together with his wife, stacy, and her continued participation in many charitable foundations, the work of the campos family has provided hope for vision

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:08:25 to 0:08:46( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: with the means it needs to grow and succeed even more. without a doubt, mr. and mrs. campos satisfies the role of good will ambassadors. their reentless commitment to service and helping others is of true distinction. it is because of their dedication to hope for vision

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:08:47 to 0:09:07( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: and their fight against vision loss that countless families today enjoy the freedom of sight. alex and stacy campos have been a great resource for all at hope for vision, and our entire community has benefited from their partnership. hope for vision will be sure to maintain itself among the elite in organizations working to

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:09:08 to 0:09:25( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: fight against blindless and retina degenerative diseases, through the actions of dead caded individuals like alex -- dedicated individuals like alex and stacy. i congratulate hope for vision for the great work that this young organization has already done and i look forward to hearing many good things in the

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