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Kaitlin Truxillo (2008)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2008-06-15

Duration: 00:04:44

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Truxillo, Kaitlin | Cancer


  • Mayon, Cory Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Truxillo, Kaitlin Interviewee
  • Truxillo, Terry Interviewee
  • Truxillo, Helen Interviewee
  • Toups, Nancy Interviewee
  • Pate, Craig Interviewee
  • Herbert, Jackie Interviewee
  • Guillot, Kris Interviewee
  • Cappel, Caroline Interviewee


This segment from the 2008 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Kaitlin Truxillo, a seventh grade student at the E-School in Thibodaux. In 2002, Truxillo was diagnosed with leukemia. Her chemotherapy treatments caused her congestive heart failure, liver problems, and numerous infections. In March of 2006, her cancer went into remission. Truxillo contributes her paintings to fundraisers for Children’s Hospital and the Leukemia and Lymphony Society. Hosts: Cory Mayon and Beth Courtney