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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members of the Senate were saddened to learn
 3    of the recent death of Julia Duncker of Downers Grove; and

 4        WHEREAS, Julia was a sixteen year old sophomore at Lemont
 5    Township High School, where she  played  soccer  and  ran  in
 6    track before her illness; she was the daughter of Barbara and
 7    Jerry Duncker; and

 8        WHEREAS, A role model for the other students, she went to
 9    school, even if it took her three hours to get dressed in the
10    morning and even if she could stay in class only briefly; and

11        WHEREAS,  Last  year  her peers at the high school held a
12    benefit in her honor, raising about $9,000  for  her  medical
13    bills and a trip to Hawaii; and

14        WHEREAS,   She   organized   a   Beanie  Baby  drive  for
15    cancer-stricken youngsters at Hope Children's Hospital in Oak
16    Lawn; and

17        WHEREAS, She faced much difficulty  and  hardship  during
18    the  last three years of her illness and faced the challenges
19    she met with courage and a smile; and

20        WHEREAS, Her passing will be deeply felt  by  her  family
21    and  friends,  especially her parents, Barbara and Jerry; her
22    brother, Matthew; and her  grandparents,  Robert  and  Millie
23    Gorman and Conrad and Meredith Duncker; therefore, be it

25    ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we note  with  sorrow
26    and  regret the death of Julia Duncker and extend our sincere
27    condolences to her family and friends; and be it further

28        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
29    presented to her parents, Barbara and Jerry Duncker.

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