HONORING LISA SWEENEY
(Extensions of Remarks - December 01, 2017)

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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 196 (Friday, December 1, 2017)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E1631-E1632]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




                         HONORING LISA SWEENEY

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                      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

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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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