(Senate - September 18, 2014)

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[Pages S5857-S5858]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []

                       IDAHO HOMETOWN HERO MEDAL

 Mr. CRAPO. Mr. President, today I wish to honor the 2014 
recipients of the Idaho Hometown Hero medal in the fourth year of the 
presentation of this recognition.

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  Drs. Fahim and Naeem Rahim established the Idaho Hometown Hero Award 
to recognize individuals who embody the spirit of philanthropy while 
showing remarkable commitment in both their personal and professional 
lives. This award helps encourage those working for the betterment of 
our communities. I congratulate the 2014 award recipients and commend 
the Rahim brothers, the award's committee members, the cosponsors, 
volunteers, and other organizations supporting this honor for 
partnering to cast light on good works.
  Nine extraordinary individuals are 2014 Hometown Hero Award 
recipients. Medical pioneer Dr. Lloyd Call helped establish the 
Washington Wyoming Alaska Montana Idaho Medical Education Program and 
the Idaho State University Family Practice Residency in Pocatello. 
Dedicated 11-year-old Alec Carlson assists his blind mother with their 
daily routines. Volunteer Lin Carlson helps seniors maintain healthy 
lifestyles. Sarah Anita Hibbert serves her community delivering toys 
and goodies to children in the hospital, and she collected over 4,500 
pounds of shoes for orphanages through the national Shoes for Love 
  Sergeant Mathew J. Krumwiede served in Operation Enduring Freedom in 
Afghanistan and does not let his injuries impede his achievements. 
Fifteen-year-old Adalaide ``Addy'' Mayer not only helps care for her 
father, who was injured serving our Nation in Iraq, but also serves as 
a volunteer athlete with the Special Olympics. George G. Nickel, who 
served our Nation in Operations Southern Watch in Iraq and Enduring 
Freedom in Afghanistan, founded the Idaho Veterans Network to assist 
fellow veterans. Ann Toomey Walsh created Camp Magical Moments Cancer 
Camp for Kids to help improve the lives of children with cancer and 
their families. Helen Wayman Ward, who served as the music specialist 
for Malad Elementary School for more than 30 years, prevails over 
significant mental and physical health challenges in her family to give 
considerably of her time and talent to her community.
  These Hometown Hero medal recipients join other veterans, 
businessmen, authors, physicians, advocates, athletes, teachers, 
coaches, writers, innovators, public servants, and others who have been 
recognized through this award. I am honored to be among the 2011 
recipients of this medal and to have the opportunity to assist in 
recognizing the good work of the Rahims and this year's award 
  You are making a great difference in our communities, and your 
actions are inspiring others. You have demonstrated a commitment to 
hard work, self-improvement, and community service worthy of this 
esteemed award. I wish you all the best on many more years of positive 
actions to celebrate.