HONORING DARRELL WALTRIP -- (House of Representatives - October 06, 2004)
(Mrs. BLACKBURN asked and was given permission to address the House [Page: H8173] for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
Mrs. BLACKBURN. Mr. Speaker, today I rise to honor one of my constituents, someone that many of my colleagues may know, Darrell Waltrip. My colleagues might know him by his 84 racing victories, third best victory in NASCAR circuit or from his newest career in broadcasting. In middle Tennessee, we also know that he is a successful businessman.
But to those suffering with Multiple Sclerosis, he is more; he is a hero.
This year, Darrell is being honored by the Mid South Chapter of the National MS Society with the MS Hope Award for his outstanding dedication to helping end this devastating disease.
Darrell has given of his time and of his heart to educate the public on what we can do to help eradicate MS, and his support of the Mid South Chapter has been to expand the advocacy and research.
Today, I want to join those honoring Darrell Waltrip and thank him for his continuing fight against MS.