PHOENIX – Sen. John McCain’s connections to community ran deep, whether through a high school student learning about his legacy, a native of the Philippines honoring her father’s military service by showing up at the public viewing of a fellow veteran, or a Phoenix woman who said his Senate office saved her.
Lisa Whealy, 54, Phoenix
“I went from somebody that was attempting to get a STEM cell transplant to somebody who’s now attending one of the top universities in the world.”
Patrice Garner, 17, Phoenix
“He’s just different from what I’ve heard from other politicians. He’s not for one party, he benefits both.”
Rosemarie Garrido, 52, Gilbert
“I want to honor a hero I’m sure is not just mine, but for those that have been impacted by his service to this country, especially here in Arizona.”
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