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John Wood

Louisiana Young Heroes

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Awards

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1999-07-06

Duration: 00:03:02

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Wood, John William

Contributors:

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

Description

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