Wolkins recognizes Mason Metzgerís strength, perseverance with House resolution

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Tuesday, January 10, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 10, 2017) — State Rep. Dave Wolkins (R-Warsaw) today at the Statehouse recognized Warsaw community High School senior, Mason Metzger, for his achievements as a Riley Champion, and a public speaker, among other accomplishments.

“It was a joy to welcome Mason to the Statehouse where he addressed the House and spoke to legislators about the importance of living life with a purpose,” Wolkins said. “His positive attitude is contagious and I am eager to see what else he accomplishes in the future.”

Metzger was diagnosed with spastic cerebral palsy at the age of one. Since the eighth grade, Metzger’s dream was to be a motivational speaker, and he has spoken to nearly 30 groups about perseverance, hope and purpose. Metzger is also a triathlete, competing with myTEAM TRIUMPH. He was chosen as a Riley Champion for showing courage and selfless dedication to others through philanthropic effort.

Visit iga.in.gov for more information about the resolution. Visit www.rileykids.org to learn more about Metzger’s full story.

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State Rep. Dave Wolkins represents House District 18, which includes all of Wabash County

and portions of Grant, Kosciusko, Miami counties.

A high-resolution photo of Wolkins can be downloaded by clicking here.