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Dane Lantier (2004)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Broussard, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2004-06-27

Duration: 00:04:35

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Lantier, Dane | People with disabilities


  • Schmidt, Emily Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Dietlein, Alex Interviewee
  • Willis, Leslie Interviewee
  • Lantier, Jody Interviewee
  • Lantier, Troy Interviewee
  • Robichaux, Linda Interviewee
  • Judice, Lynn Interviewee
  • Robichaux, Lance Interviewee
  • Lantier, Dane Interviewee


This segment from the 2004 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Dane Lantier, a fourth grade student at St. Cecilia Catholic School in Broussard. Lantier suffers from a rare degenerative bone disease called Morquio Syndrome. Despite the almost constant pain he endures, Lantier maintains a 4.0 grade point average, participates in as many activities as he can, and is an inspiration to everyone around him. Hosts: Emily Schmidt and Beth Courtney