Congressman Alcee L. Hastings made the following statement in honor of Kyle Weintraub on September 17, 2013:

M. Speaker, I rise today to honor the courage and determination of Kyle Weintraub. Kyle, a Davie resident, is currently being treated at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL). Faced with the possibility of spending up to a year in the hospital receiving treatment, he decided that he would not let this obstacle prevent him from attending school.

By continuing to learn and attend school Kyle has demonstrated admirable resolve in fighting this life-threatening disease. He is a shining example for all students of what dedication and commitment to education looks like.

I would also like to commend his determination in the face of continuous treatments and the support of his family and friends in facilitating that effort.  This is especially true in the case of Marni Rosenblatt, who was able to raise $4,000 to help Kyle’s parents with the costs for the special technology necessary, to allow him to continue his education.

M. Speaker, please join me in sending best wishes and prayers to this tenacious young man, Kyle Weintraub.  He exemplifies the strength and courage we all hope to find within ourselves when faced with such a hardship. 

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