|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 26 May 2020 11:07:42 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "Father urges Congress to fund filters to remove Air Force Base cancer-causing fire-foam chemicals from drinking water"|
Father urges Congress to fund filters to remove Air Force Base cancer-causing fire-foam chemicals from drinking water Jim Waymer Florida Today May 24, 2020 Jan. 10, 2018, is a day etched in Jim Holmes' mind. He was flying Hurricane Maria recovery helicopter missions in Puerto Rico when he got a phone call from his family doctor with the news that Kaela, his 17-year-old daughter, hadDiffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), an extremely rare, difficult-to-treat brain cancer. She had complained about blurred vision. "We thought she just needed new glasses," Holmes said during emotional testimony March 11 before the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations. "Kaela was a beautiful, intelligent, loving daughter who loved her Army family with all her heart," he testified. "She made a positive impact on everyone she ever encountered, excelled in school and never disappointed me once in her 17 years of life," he added. "Kaela bravely fought the cancer for fifteen months. During this time, she displayed a mental and physical toughness that few people in this world Kaela, a Satellite High School student, died March 29, 2019, three days after her 17th birthday with her parents and the family dog at her side. … For the entire article, see https://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/local/environment/2020/05/24/father-wants-congress-fund-drinking-water-filters-remove-air-force-base-contamination/5242558002/ -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight A project of the Pacific Studies Center LSiegel@cpeo.org P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650-961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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