U.S. Senator From Montana Calls ‘Champion Child’ Zeesy Bruk ‘Courageous’

It’s been just weeks since Zeesy Bruk was appointed the 2016 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion Child from the state of Montana. Yet already, the 5-year-old child of Rabbi Chaim and Chavie Bruk, co-directors of Chabad-Lubavitch of Montana, has been hailed by fans near and far, including U.S. Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), who released a video statement in which he called her a “very special” and “very courageous” little girl.

Since birth, Zeesy has battled a rare genetic metabolic disorder characterized by the deficiency of a protein required for glucose to cross the blood-brain barrier, something that was only recently diagnosed and is now being treated though special diet.

Noting the crucial leadership role that the Bruks, who have two other children, have played since they arrived in Montana in 2007, the senator thanked Zeesy and her parents for what they “do every day for Montana’s Jewish community.”