[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 196 (Friday, December 1, 2017)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
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HONORING LISA SWEENEY
HON. DANIEL M. DONOVAN, JR.
of new york
in the house of representatives
Friday, December 1, 2017
Mr. DONOVAN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the remarkable
and honorable actions of Staten Island's Lisa Sweeney.
As a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years, Lisa
Sweeney is devoted to doing her job well. For the past thirteen years
on the job, she has been delivering mail on the same route in the
Westerleigh section of Staten Island. She does not simply deliver mail,
but makes an effort to know everyone on her mail route. Her
selflessness was on full display on August 7, 2017, when Lisa's
compassion saved a life.
Marie Boyer, a senior citizen on Lisa Sweeney's route, had fallen
four days prior and was not able to get up on her own. Ms. Boyer did
not have access to food or water and therefore, would not be able to
survive without assistance. However, Lisa had focused on knowing the
patterns and tendencies of each person along her mail route throughout
her entire career. She was able to identify that there was a problem
when old mail had collected in her mailbox and her trash cans were
still on the street, leading her to contact the police. Her
thoughtfulness was thankfully enough to save the life of Ms. Boyer, who
would have died had it not been for Lisa's actions.
Mr. Speaker, I would like to commend Lisa Sweeney not only for her
actions on that day, but also for her long career of caring about her
job and the people of Staten Island. This dedication makes a positive
impact on their
lives, proven through the quick thinking that saved Marie Boyer's life.
She has truly proven to be a role model and the true essence of a model