Penn Township Girl Goes to Washington to Testify about Research Funding
Kaufman, Dirk W., Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The thing is, you expect any 14-year-old girl who met, say, country music star Trisha Yearwood, would gush about that first.
Or maybe she'd talk about meeting a U.S. senator or U.S. representative in the flesh.
Those moments are important to Chelsea Loughner, but raising awareness of juvenile diabetes and the need for research funding are remarkably more important to her.
Chelsea, of Penn Township, along with 9-year-old Dalton Merichko, of New Alexandria, was one of 150 youth delegates to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's children's congress, held in mid- June in Washington, D.C.
Chelsea, soon to be a freshman at Penn-Trafford High School, …
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Publication information: Article title: Penn Township Girl Goes to Washington to Testify about Research Funding. Contributors: Kaufman, Dirk W. - Author. Newspaper title: Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Publication date: July 2, 2007. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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