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John Wood (1999)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1999-07-6

Duration: 00:03:02

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Wood, John William


  • Barton, Ashley Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Wood, John Interviewee


This segment from the 1999 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree John Wood, a sophomore at the Dunham School in Baton Rouge. After being diagnosed with leukemia at age 10, Wood has battled the disease for the last seven and a half years. Despite this challenge, he is a straight-A student, who has won numerous academic competitions. He also plays guitar and piano. Hosts: Ashley Barton and Beth Courtney