(Extensions of Remarks - May 23, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E743]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]



                             HON. TOM REED

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                         Thursday, May 23, 2013

  Mr. REED. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to celebrate the life of a truly 
courageous young woman, Jillian Dagon Andolina. Jill, 26, passed away 
on May 11, 2013 after a two-and-a-half-year battle with leukemia. She 
always carried a bright smile with her and was an inspiration for her 
parents, Dr. Richard and Molly Andolina, and for all those in our 
community who had the fortune of meeting her.
  A resident of Arkport, New York, Jill graduated from Arkport Central 
School in 2005. She received an associate's degree from SUNY Alfred 
before continuing on to SUNY Geneseo where she earned a bachelor's 
degree in psychology in 2009. The diagnosis of leukemia interrupted her 
plan to acquire a master's degree in November of 2010.
  Despite this setback, Jill persevered through chemotherapy and bone 
marrow transplants to remain an active member of the community. She was 
a member of the Hornell Association and the Arkport American Legion 
Post 1248 Auxiliary. The Hornell Humane Society and Relay for Life were 
also graced with her time and efforts.
  Jill Andolina will be missed by all, but her legacy will continue to 
inspire. She touched the lives of hundreds of people and her spirit and 
determination motivate each and every one of us every day.