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Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award

When Autism Advocacy Meets Southern Politics and NASCAR

Lorri Shealy Unumb | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Lorri Shealy Unumb

The work began a little over 10 years ago after my firstborn son Ryan was diagnosed with severe autism.

Dealing in Miracles

Don Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Don Post

When you see a tiny premature baby weighing less than two pounds hooked up to tubes and wires, not having had the opportunity to feel the loving embrace from their parents, and then you watch them progressively get better until they're standing right in front of you as a healthy seven-year-old child, to me, this is why we are here.

Honoring My Grandfather's Memory Through CASA

Lisa Hall | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Lisa Hall

When my sister-in-law told me about a volunteer opportunity with CASA advocating on behalf of children in need, I knew that was how I wanted to give back. I feel in a way I honor my grandfather's memory through my work with these children.

There is Nothing Like The Passion And Urgency of Parents Who Want to Protect Their Children

Richard Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Richard Johnson

If my Lucas had not been admitted to the NICU, I don't know if he or Grace would ever have been diagnosed. I'm so thankful the doctors caught their illness early on.

My Journey With Camp Sunshine

Duncan Dobie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Duncan Dobie

Camp Sunshine opened new vistas for Katherine. Having been very introverted from years of being bald and laughed at by other children, she now found herself in an environment where everyone was in the same boat. She and 36 other special children blossomed like they had never had before.