From UroMed Hometown Heroes – Originally posted on January 26, 2012
Exler: Courage to Shine, a new project we created, was originally created to be an awards program to honor outstanding people, especially those with bladder exstrophy. We wanted to honor accomplishments in society and in the greater world. As we developed the idea, we thought that a better approach would be to feature great young people who had overcome their medical problems and could show the way, so that others could follow in their footsteps. We know there are great possibilities for individuals, in spite of their medical disabilities, who have the courage to try, once they know others have succeeded.