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Katie Tuminello (2010)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-07-14

Duration: 00:04:19

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Tuminello, Katie


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


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.