Senator Durbin Statement on the Passing of Jim Tyree

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–March 17, 2011.  U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement today on the passing of Jim Tyree:

“Jim Tyree’s determination and positive view of life inspired me and all he met. I will never forget Jim walking into my office only a few weeks after a double-organ transplant to tell me he was diabetes-free for the first time in his adult life and urging me to support stem-cell research and diabetes research to spare others the ordeal he had borne. After all his many battles I came to think Jim was indestructible. His passing is a reminder of our ultimate frailty but a testament that a life well-lived endures.”

Source: durbin.senate.gov