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Your VIP Access to Yesterday’s “Conversation on Child Cures”


WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) held a panel discussion Wednesday entitled, “Conversation on Child Cures.” The discussion, headlined by Roger Daltrey of The Who and co-founder of Teen Cancer America, featured patients and advocates.

Below is your all access pass for every step on yesterday’s #Path2Cures. For a recap of the event, click here.

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Tuesday night: the stage was set.

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Before the conversation kicked off, panelists and their families visited with each other.

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Upton and DeGette get face-to-face with the rock legend.

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Meet the full panel (from left to right): Simon Davies, Roger Daltrey, Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Sarah Kennedy, Walter Whitt, and Joel Wood.

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James and Dana Wood look on as Joel Wood speaks. James is battling Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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DeGette asked Daltrey and Davies about their work at Teen Cancer America.

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Committee Members take advantage of the photo op.

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Daltrey met Buddy Cassidy, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Rumor has it Buddy might be in the audience at The Who’s show tonight…

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Some of Whitt’s (in blue blazer) classmates at Bishop O’Connell High School came out to support him, and got an audience with Daltrey.

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After the discussion concluded, Daltrey spoke with NBC4 Washington.

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That’s a wrap. Daltrey, flanked by the Teen Cancer America team, gavels the event to a close.

For more information about the event, participants, or to watch archived video, click HERE.

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