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Kari Heideman (2009)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Covington, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-06-14

Duration: 00:05:29

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Heideman, Kari | People with disabilities


  • Menard, Tommy Interviewee
  • Jeansonne, Hana Interviewee
  • Heideman, Walta Interviewee
  • Heideman, Kari Interviewee


This segment from the 2009 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Kari Heideman, a senior at Covington High School. Heideman was born with no arms and short legs. Despite her physical challenges, she uses her feet to write, draw, paint, and play the piano. She is also a gifted student enrolled in advanced placement courses and a school volunteer.