K01016 Summary:

MLTSPNSRBraunstein, Cusick, DenDekker, Gottfried, Linares, Miller, Palumbo, Russell, Sepulveda
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Assembly Resolution No. 1016
BY: M. of A. Rosenthal
        HONORING  Nicholas  Hernandez  for his outstanding
        advocacy for and promotion of  lymphedema  awareness
        and research
  WHEREAS,  It is the custom of this Legislative Body that the quality
and character of life in the  communities  across  New  York  State  are
reflective  of  the concerned and dedicated efforts of organizations and
individuals committed to helping to improve the lives of others; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and fully  in  accord  with  its
long-standing  tradition,  it  is  the sense of this Legislative Body to
honor Nicholas Hernandez for his outstanding advocacy for and  promotion
of lymphedema awareness and research upon the occasion of the observance
of World Lymphedema Day on March 6, 2016; and
  WHEREAS,   Five-year-old   Nicholas   Hernandez  has  suffered  with
intestinal lymphangiectasia and primary lymphedema since birth; in spite
of his age, young Nicholas and his family have been  tireless  advocates
for lymphatic disease awareness, education and research; and
  WHEREAS,  World  Lymphedema  Day  brings  awareness  to  this  often
debilitating  condition  and  helps  find  strength  through  collective
celebration  and  is  also  set  aside to honor inspirational lymphedema
patients and advocates; and
  WHEREAS, Nicholas Hernandez  began  his  fundraising  and  awareness
efforts  at  the  young  age  of two, when he and his family and friends
formed a fundraising team, Team Nick, for the 2013, 2014 and  2015  Walk
to Fight Lymphedema & Lymphatic Diseases; and
  WHEREAS,   Nicholas   Hernandez   has   worked   tirelessly  despite
significant health issues, including having a  specialized  diet,  daily
in-home  massage  therapy  and specialized compression garments for both
day and night; and
  WHEREAS, This brave boy and  his  team  exceeded  their  fundraising
goals each of the years they participated; and
  WHEREAS,  Nicholas  Hernandez's  family  and  friends  have  devoted
themselves to this cause,  including  garnering  the  support  of  local
business  leaders  and  professionals for the Walk to Fight Lymphedema &
Lymphatic Diseases, which took their team  and  hundreds  of  supporters
across the Brooklyn Bridge in 2014 and 2015; and
  WHEREAS,  Today,  Nicholas Hernandez continues to be a positive role
model for  all  lymphedema  patients  and  especially  young  lymphedema
patients; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the well-being and vitality of their community and have shown  a
long  and  sustained  commitment to excellence certainly have earned the
recognition and applause of all the citizens of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Nicholas Hernandez for his outstanding advocacy and  promotion  of
lymphedema awareness; and be it further
  RESOLVED,  That  copies  of  this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted  to  Nicholas  Hernandez,  and  the  Lymphatic  Education  &
Research Network.
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