J3175

Paying tribute to Matthew Faulkner upon the occasion of his outstanding and remarkable recovery from a serious brain injury

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  • 31 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J3175


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION paying tribute to Matthew Faulkner upon the occa-
sion of his outstanding and remarkable recovery from a serious brain
injury

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to the
dedication and lives of those esteemed individuals who distinguished
themselves through a remarkable life journey; and
WHEREAS, From time to time this Legislative Body takes note of certain
extraordinary individuals of remarkable courage and strength of charac-
ter who have succeeded in overcoming tragic circumstances; and
WHEREAS, It is also the custom of this Legislative Body to acknowledge
outstanding individuals whose lives serve as an inspiration to their
family and friends, and to the community as a whole; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to pay trib-
ute to Matthew Faulkner upon the occasion of his outstanding and remark-
able recovery from a serious brain injury; and
WHEREAS, In March 2009, Matthew Faulkner, a senior at West Seneca West
High School, was involved in a serious automobile accident; he suffered
brain swelling and bleeding and remained in a coma for nearly two
months; and
WHEREAS, After 42 days in a coma, Matthew Faulkner awoke on Mother's
Day and was able to wish his mother, "Happy Mother's Day"; and
WHEREAS, After 103 days in the hospital and rigorous physical therapy,
Matthew walked out of the hospital twelve days before his high school
graduation; he walked on the stage with his classmates and graduated
from West Seneca West High School as an honors student, president of the
National Honor Society, and editor-in-chief of the yearbook; and
WHEREAS, Matthew Faulkner went on to attend Canisius College, and
studied Economics and Finance; he graduated from Canisius College in May
2013 after three years of study with a bachelor's degree in Economics
and Finance; and
WHEREAS, During his college career, Matthew Faulkner was hired as a
part-time employee, market analyst, with BidURenergy in Cheektowaga, New
York; he is currently employed at BidURenergy on a full-time basis; and
WHEREAS, Currently, Matthew Faulkner proclaims himself "totally self-
care and independent"; he plans to write a book about his experience
after waking up from the coma entitled SECOND LIFE; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his outstanding and remark-
able recovery from a serious brain injury, Matthew Faulkner has stood
constant in dignity, good grace and humor, and has earned the respect
and admiration of his colleagues, family and friends; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive courage, dedication and perse-
verance shown by an individual which Matthew Faulkner has displayed
throughout his life; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals whose lives and accomplishments of remarkable achievement are
brought to our attention, they should be celebrated and recognized by
all the citizens of the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to pay
tribute to Matthew Faulkner upon the occasion of his outstanding and
remarkable recovery from a serious brain injury; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Matthew Faulkner.

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