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State Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose) comes to the rescue of those in need. This time, it was for PS 94 (the David D. Porter Elementary School) in Little Neck.

A fifth-grade student there named Joshua Sacker wrote to Padavan over the fact there is no air conditioning in the school. He had expressed his concerns for his teachers and classmates during those days that were hot. He was especially concerned for his friend who has asthma.

Padavan was moved by Sacker's concern for others and acted accordingly. He wrote back to Joshua. The senator did what was necessary to help the school because he cares for these children. City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein notified PS 94 on the first day of school that electricity will be upgraded to accommodate air conditioners for the entire school.

My wife had spoken to Joshua's grandmother, who said she was proud of her grandson. During their conversation, Joshua's grandmother said, "One letter can make a difference."

I agree and believe Joshua has proven to be a great role model and needs to be applauded for caring for others.

Frederick R. Bedell Jr.

Glen Oaks Village

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