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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 196 (Friday, December 1, 2017)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E1631-E1632]
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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 [[Page E1632]] 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 citizen. ____________________


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