First Place graduate attends signing of health care bill in DC

Once homeless and now in the limelight as an advocate for health care reform, 11-year old Marcelas Owens attended President Obama’s signing of the Affordable Health Care of America Act. After his mother died in 2007 when she lost her job and health care insurance, Marcelas has been telling his story across the country to ensure that other children will not endure the same loss.

A graduate of Seattle’s First Place School, Marcelas, and his grandmother travelled to Washington, DC on Monday night, attended the signing of the bill on Tuesday and flew back to Seattle on Wednesday.

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