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Lysbeth Shirley (2005)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2005-06-26

Duration: 00:03:18

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Shirley, Lysbeth | People with disabilities


  • Parker, Brittany Host
  • Shirley, Julie Interviewee
  • Shirley, Patricia Interviewee
  • Shirley, Russell Interviewee
  • Abshire, Gail Interviewee
  • Shirley, Lysbeth Interviewee
  • Jacks, Angela Interviewee


This segment from the 2005 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Lysbeth Shirley, a freshman at Lafayette High School. Born three months premature, Shirley is paralyzed from the waist down and has a hearing impairment. Her perseverance and upbeat outlook on life inspires everyone around her. She takes dance classes and volunteers her time at the Beauregard Parish Library, the local hospital, and the Catholic Deaf Action Center. Host: Brittany Parker