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Luetkemeyer Honors Jefferson City Constituent with “Self-Advocate of the Year” Award

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Washington, April 12, 2016 | comments
Today, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) was honored to meet with Elijah Mayfield of Jefferson City and present him with the 2016 National Down Syndrome “Self-Advocate of the Year” award.
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Today, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) was honored to meet with Elijah Mayfield of Jefferson City and present him with the 2016 National Down Syndrome “Self-Advocate of the Year” award.  

“Elijah is an incredible young man and it was a true honor to present him with the “Self-Advocate of the Year” award for his advocacy efforts on behalf of people with Down Syndrome and their families,” Luetkemeyer said. “Not only does Elijah volunteer at a local hospital and intern in the Governor’s office, but he knows his St. Louis Cardinals baseball as well as anyone I have ever met. He is a true inspiration and being able to present Elijah with this distinguished award is something I will always remember.”

In addition, Luetkemeyer received the 2016 National Down Syndrome Society “Congressional Champion of Change” award. This award is presented to Members of Congress who have been effective in advancing policies that create positive change for individuals with Down Syndrome.

The focus of the National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance, and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome.

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