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  • U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, left, greets 5-year-old cancer survivor Chase Ewoldt, with his parents, Ellie and Bob Ewoldt, at Emerson Elementary School in Wheaton. Chase was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 2 and was one of five children nationwide to be named a 2015 St. Baldrick's ambassador.

      U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, left, greets 5-year-old cancer survivor Chase Ewoldt, with his parents, Ellie and Bob Ewoldt, at Emerson Elementary School in Wheaton. Chase was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 2 and was one of five children nationwide to be named a 2015 St. Baldrick's ambassador.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam accepts a "Chase Away Cancer" bracelet from 5-year-old cancer survivor Chase Ewoldt at Emerson Elementary School in Wheaton.

      U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam accepts a "Chase Away Cancer" bracelet from 5-year-old cancer survivor Chase Ewoldt at Emerson Elementary School in Wheaton.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam recognizes 5-year-old cancer survivor Chase Ewoldt at Emerson Elementary School in Wheaton. Chase, whose photo is on the banner, was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 2.

      U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam recognizes 5-year-old cancer survivor Chase Ewoldt at Emerson Elementary School in Wheaton. Chase, whose photo is on the banner, was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 2.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam speaks to second-graders about government at Emerson Elementary School in Wheaton.

      U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam speaks to second-graders about government at Emerson Elementary School in Wheaton.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam praises 5-year-old cancer survivor Chase Ewoldt at Emerson Elementary School in Wheaton.

      U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam praises 5-year-old cancer survivor Chase Ewoldt at Emerson Elementary School in Wheaton.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Video: Cancer survivor recognized

 
 

U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam recognized 5-year-old cancer survivor Chase Ewoldt during an assembly last week at Emerson Elementary School in Wheaton.

Chase was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 2. Earlier this year, he was one of five children to be named a 2015 St. Baldrick's ambassador.

"I want you to be mindful of Chase's journey and his example for all of us," Roskam said.

"He's been on a hard, difficult journey and his attitude and his disposition and his willingness to fight hard is a great example for all of us."

Roskam, a Wheaton Republican, read the remarks he made to the House of Representatives about Chase and presented a copy to the Ewoldt family during the assembly.

"It's both our hope and our goal that all of us working together as a team can fight to make finding cures for childhood cancers a national priority," said Chase's dad, Bob.

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