Courage to Shine Award & Feature Role Models

 Courage to Shine™ is dedicated to the memories of:

At the 1997 UOA Youth Rally with Adam Young, Adam’s mother Vickie Young, Thomas Exler, and Lisha Martinez

Lisha Martinez of Park City, Utah and Adam Young of near Portland, Maine

They both passed away in 2005 at the age of 25.

 

 

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Courage to Shine™ Award Recipient

2018 Courage to Shine™ – Lisha Martinez & Adam Young Award – Thomas McKeon Ludlow – June 9, 2018

13-Year-Old Tommy Ludlow Receives Courage To Shine™ Award

Tommy Ludlow, the young recipient of the this year’s Courage to Shine award is already inspiring others to turn challenge into opportunity. Tommy received the honor, in part, because he is by all available accounts the first bladder exstrophy patient to hike to Mt. Everest Base Camp.

The 12-day journey to an elevation of 17,600 feet, is no small feat and Tommy had to overcome unique challenges. The burden of carrying medical supplies was lightened thanks to sponsorship from CompactCath. Tommy got hypothermia during the trip and he couldn’t use the medication everyone else did for more oxygen. But he and his family never gave up.

To view more go to: 2018 Courage to Shine™ – Lisha Martinez & Adam Young Award – Thomas McKeon Ludlow – June 9, 2018

2017 Courage to Shine™ Lisha Martinez & Adam Young Award – Spencer Daniel Kimbro – June 10 2017

Spencer Daniel Kimbro was presented with the 2017 Courage to Shine™ Lisha Marttinez & Adam Young Award on Saturday June 10, 2017.

Spencer is a 16-year-old born with classic bladder exstrophy, cloacal exstrophy, spina birida, and many skeletal anomalies.  After the family was told Spencer would not survive to delivery, Spencer came into the world on June 21, 2000 in Spokane, Washington, weighing 4 pounds 12 ounces.  He was flown to Seattle Children’s Hospital in the early hours of June 22nd to see Doctor Grady and Doctor Mitchell.

To view more of  2017 Courage to Shine™ Lisha Martinez & Adam Young Award – Spencer Daniel Kimbro – June 10 2017

2016 Courage To Shine ™ – Brittney Freeman – July 9 2016

2016 Courage to Shine™ Lisha Martinez & Adam Young Award

Brittney Freeman was presented with the 2016 Courage to Shine™ Lisha Marttinez & Adam Young Award on Saturday July 9 2016.

Brittney Freeman

Brittney Nichole Freeman is a 27-year-old born with classic exstrophy. Born Brittney Nichole Godfrey on August 2nd,1988,  Brittney had her primary major reconstruction surgery at the Children’s Hospital of the University of Oklahoma in 2000, as a patient Dr. Bradley Kropp. He is, in her eyes, a miracle worker. She loves to proudly show off his handiwork in the form of her awesome belly button; that is also her cathing stoma.  She loves that she is able to catheterize, even if it can at times be very painful.  As a child she was constantly wet and wore pull ups until she met Dr. Kropp and his nurse Lori in 1999…

To read more: 2016 Courage To Shine ™ – Brittney Freeman – July 9 2016

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2010  Tom Sylva – Courage To Shine– Australia Award

Tom Flood after receiving the Courage To Shine – Australia Award

2010  Tom Sylva – Courage To Shine – Australia Award –  Tom Flood of New South Wales, Australia

Read and view more about Tom Sylva at:

TOM FLOOD – The 2010 – Tom Sylvia – Courage to Shine™ – Australia Recipient 

https://couragetoshineblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/tom-flood-the-2010-tom-sylvia-courage-to-shine-australia-recipient/

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Courage to Shine™ Feature Role Model

2012

Jamie Holmes, Courage to Shine Role Model for January 2012
Courage to Shine Role Model for March 2012
Misty Blue Foster – Courage to Shine Role Model for June 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To nominate a worthy and inspirational story and/or person to be consider for the Courage to Shine – Role Model section:  Please e-mail us at contact@courage-to-shine.org and and make sure you include your contact information along and the contact information of the person/group you are nominating.  Also please include why you would like this person/group to be included as a Courage to Shine – Role Model, as well please include any video links or other online articles, that would support your reasons for your nominee.

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