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Adam Long

Louisiana Young Heroes

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Bossier City, Bossier Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2000-06-07

Duration: 00:03:40

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Long, Adam

Contributors:

  • Barton, Ashley Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Jones, Betty Ann Interviewee
  • Haigler, James Interviewee
  • Long, Helen Interviewee
  • Long, Adam Interviewee
  • Long, Ricky Interviewee

Description

This segment from the 2000 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Adam Long, a fifth grade student at Meadowview Elementary School in Bossier City. When he was in second grade, Long lost his mother to breast cancer. He was later diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a cancerous bone tumor in his arm. Despite his numerous operations and rounds of chemotherapy, Long maintains a high B average and serves as an inspiration to everyone who knows him. Hosts: Ashley Barton and Beth Courtney