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Congratulating Daniel Quesada

(Mr. RIVERA asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)

Rep. David Rivera

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Mr. Speaker, I stand before you to congratulate an outstanding young leader in my community, Daniel Quesada.

In December 2001, when Daniel was only 13 months old, he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States. Today, Daniel is a fifth grade student at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School and is an accomplished runner who continuously finishes in the top at district races. Daniel continues to amaze doctors every day with how well he runs and his ability to exercise with ease.

Starting March 24, at Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah, Daniel will participate in a series of 5K races across south Florida, raising awareness for his fight against cystic fibrosis. I'm sure the south Florida community will go out and participate in this event and show support for Daniel in his battle against this disease.

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