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Media Highlights:

NEW:  “Now This Politics” story about the NDSS “pop up” restaurant event in Washington DC

KRCG: “Elijah Mayfield doesn’t let Down syndrome get in his way”

News Tribune: “Local advocate reflects on national honor “

Luetkemeyer Honors Jefferson City Constituent with “Self-Advocate of the Year” Award

Columbia Tribune: “Elijah Mayfield builds his legacy at Helias and beyond”

News Tribune: “Helias graduate inspires peers, community”

KOMU.com:  “Helias High School Student Carries on a Legacy”  (Mid-America Emmy Award winner for Best Sports Story)

Article written by one of Elijah’s classmates that appeared in the Catholic Missourian

2015 United Way Campaign video

Couple of snippets from Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer regarding Elijah:

April 12, 2016

“The brightest highlight of my week was visiting with Jefferson City resident, Elijah Mayfield. This young man was honored with one of the highest awards, the “Self-Advocate of the Year” award, from the National Down Syndrome Society (NDDS). I had the pleasure of introducing Elijah at the NDDS award ceremony and I got to share with hundreds of individuals stories about his work in the Governor’s office in Missouri, his work at a local hospital, and about his love for the St. Louis Cardinals. Elijah is a remarkable individual and having the opportunity to spend time with him and his family is something that I will always remember. It is an honor to represent Elijah, and all of the constituents of central and eastern Missouri, in the United States Congress.”

http://luetkemeyer.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398727

 Dec 28, 2016

“As a member of Congress, I am very fortunate to meet with Missourians each and every week – whether it is in Washington, D.C., or in eastern and central Missouri. In these meetings, it is an honor getting to know everyone and hearing their stories. While all of the personal stories I hear are of great interest to me, I want to highlight one that really hit home. In April, I found out I was going to award a young man from Missouri with the National Down Syndrome Society “Self-Advocate of the Year” award. I was looking forward to this opportunity and meeting this individual. When I met Elijah Mayfield from Jefferson City, I was incredibly impressed by this inspirational and extraordinary young man. He isn’t afraid of anything, and his strength of character and his drive for excellence are traits that really make him stand out as a positive influence. Elijah is a leader that we will no doubt hear more about in the years to come.”

http://www.elsberrydemocrat.com/blaines-bulletin-7/