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Morgan Gautreau

Louisiana Young Heroes

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Gonzales, Ascension Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-06-17

Duration: 00:04:24

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Gautreau, Morgan

Contributors:

  • Gautreau, Derek Interviewee
  • Gautreau, Tammy Interviewee
  • Gautreau, Morgan Interviewee
  • Musso, Christine Interviewee

Description

This segment from the 2014 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Morgan Gautreau, an eighth grade student at St. Theresa Middle School in Gonzales. At the age of nine, Gautreau was diagnosed with Spina Bifida. She has endured five spinal surgeries and a bladder reconstruction surgery. Despite her physical ailments, she is an excellent student, a cheerleader, and a dancer. She raised $18,000 for Spina Bifida research through a program she started called Making a Difference with Morgan.