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Katie Tuminello

Louisiana Young Heroes

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-07-14

Duration: 00:03:57

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Tuminello, Katie

Contributors:

  • Tuminello, Danielle Interviewee
  • Tuminello, Charles Interviewee
  • Tuminello, Cassie Interviewee
  • Tuminello, Katie Interviewee
  • Anderson, Melissa Lewis Interviewee

Description

This segment from the 2010 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Katie Tuminello, a home schooled student from Brusly. During the summer of 2008, Tuminello was seriously injured in a near-fatal ATV accident. She suffered severe brain damage and has had to relearn how to walk, talk, and eat. In June 2009, Tuminello traveled to Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress on behalf of the Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. She also serves as an advocate for ATV safety.