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Local ESL Jefferson Award winner accepts award in Washington, DC

June 19, 2019 06:40 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Our local ESL Jefferson Award winner accepted his award in Washington, D.C. Tuesday night. 

Last month, we introduced you to Dave Difranco. He told News10NBC that he's dedicating his life to help veterans get well.  

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Difranco is the founder of Combat Comedians and president of Veterans Plus Assitance Corporation (VPAC). Humor helped him during difficult times in his life. And now he's using it to help veterans. 

"I hope someday to be able to find a way for all our veterans to have a reason to live like a good job or a loyal companion," Difranco said. 

He volunteers 30 hours a week for veterans. 

He got the comedy idea when his brother, a veteran, needed his help.

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