For Immediate Release - May 03, 2013


U.S. State Department "VIP for a Day"
Governor Patrick shows Brady Weglowski and his classmate Ty Dumas his collection of challenge coins. Brady is a 7 year old, from Mattapoisett, with a congenital heart defect, who was chosen by Healing Little Hearts and Boston Children’s Hospital to participate in the VIP for a Day program. As part of this program, the US Department of State’s Boston Field Office provided Brady and his family with diplomatic security and a motorcade escort just as an Ambassador would receive. 
(Photo credit: Eric Haynes / Governor's Office)

BOSTON – Friday, May 3, 2013 – Governor Deval Patrick today met with Brady Weglowski, a 7-year-old boy from Mattapoisett who has a congenital heart defect. Healing Little Hearts and Boston Children’s Hospital chose him to participate in “VIP for a Day,” a program the U.S. Department of State created for children undergoing treatment at Boston Children’s Hospital for serious medical challenges.

As part of the program, Brady and his family received diplomatic security treatment. Brady traveled from his school to the Boston Coast Guard to the State House in a full motorcade. The State Department gave him the title “Ambassador” for the day, and he delivered letters from his classmates to Governor Patrick, who presented Brady with a citation to commemorate the visit.

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