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Lafayette Girl Enjoys Thrill Of Lifetime

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A 14-year-old Lafayette girl who is battling cystic fibrosis got the thrill of a lifetime, being a special guest in attendance at the State of the Union address last night.  Bella Reed was a guest of St. Landry Parish Congressman Clay Higgins.   He says having Bella in attendance hopefully will bring more awareness to the disease as he introduces legislation supporting ongoing research.


Higgins says he’s known the family for about two years.  In that time, Higgins has worked with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to support critical research and advances in eradicating the fatal disease.


He echoes many of the things President Trump talked about last night in advancing his agenda.  The Republican says it’s time for Congress to put aside their differences and quit obstructing progress on issues such as immigration and healthcare.