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.