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Rep. Williams Honors Faith Barcroft

Mar 6, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) took to the House floor Tuesday to honor the life and legacy of Faith Christine Barcroft of Gatesville, Texas, who passed away on February 20, 2019 from glioblastoma.

Williams’ remarks are below:

"Madam Speaker, I would like to take this time honor the life and legacy of my good friend Jack Barcroft’s wife, Faith Christine Barcroft.

“Mrs. Barcroft resided in Gatesville, in the 25th District of Texas that I represent. At the young age of 39, she passed away on February 20th, 2019 from glioblastoma.

“Glioblastoma is a very aggressive cancer that can occur in the brain or spinal cord. It is the most common type of brain cancer, and almost two-hundred thousand people die of it each year.

“Madam Speaker, this number is far too high, and it breaks my heart that my dear friend fell victim to it.

“Before and after her diagnosis, Faith was a loving wife, mother and daughter. She was often described as adventurous, welcoming, and she always put her family’s wellbeing above her own.

“This family has experienced an immeasurable loss, and the entire Gatesville community and I are praying for them.

“While we cannot bring Faith back, we can continue to raise awareness for glioblastoma and the pain it causes families like the Barcrofts.

“Unfortunately, there is no known way to prevent this type of cancer, but we must not give up. We must bring attention to this unforgiving diagnosis, and pray that one day, research will uncover a cure.

“Please keep this loving family in your prayers.

“God bless the Barcrofts.

“In God we trust, I yield back.”

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