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Honoring Rachael Murray upon the occasion of being selected as the Upstate New York Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's 2...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Rachael Murray upon the occasion of
being selected as the Upstate New York Chapter of the Leukemia and
Lymphoma Society's 2013 Girl of the Year

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those outstanding individuals whose personal triumphs and
extraordinary spirit and determination are an inspiration to others; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Rachael Murray upon the occasion of being selected as the Upstate New
York Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's 2013 Girl of the
Year; and
WHEREAS, The individual selected as the Girl of the Year is chosen by
the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for her strength and courage while
battling leukemia; she serves as an example for thousands of children
across the United States who are winning the war against blood cancer;
and
WHEREAS, Rachael Murray is a vibrant, enthusiastic, fun-loving senior
at Tamarac High School; she enjoys diving, snowboarding, hanging out
with friends, shopping, music, especially The Dave Matthews Band, and
driving her Honda CR-V; and
WHEREAS, In August of 2012, Rachael Murray was diagnosed with Stage
2A+ Hodgkin's Lymphoma; throughout the many tests, treatments and proce-
dures, this extraordinary young woman's courage, positive attitude and
bravery never wavered; and
WHEREAS, Rachael Murray faced cancer head on and did not let it define
her; each day, she is gaining more and more energy and stamina, and has
been able to return to school, diving and snowboarding; and
WHEREAS, Rachael Murray, in her role as the 2013 Girl of the Year,
serves as an inspiration for local Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Man and
Woman of the Year candidates to raise awareness and monetary contrib-
utions with the hope to find a cure for all blood cancers; and
WHEREAS, Because of her strength and the sacrifices of her family, the
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is one step closer to achieving its goal
to find a cure for blood cancer so that children like Rachael Murray do
not suffer the injustice of blood cancer in years to come; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such enduring courage and bravery are brought to our attention,
they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of this
great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Rachael Murray upon the occasion of being selected as the Upstate
New York Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's 2013 Girl of the
Year; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Rachael Murray.

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  • 19 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 23 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 23 / Apr / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

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Resolutions, Legislative

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