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Andrew Matthews

Louisiana Young Heroes

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-06-17

Duration: 00:04:35

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Matthews, Andrew

Contributors:

  • Matthews, Ann Interviewee
  • Matthews, Fred Interviewee
  • Matthews, Andrew Interviewee
  • Harvey, Lisa Interviewee
  • Miller, Sandy Interviewee

Description

This segment from the 2014 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Andrews Matthews, a junior at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge. Matthews was born three and a half months premature, which forced him to attend physical, occupational, and speech therapy for the first ten years of his life. He also suffers from dyslexia and a learning disability. Despite these challenges, Matthews is set to graduate on time and has volunteered more than 400 hours as a part of the EMS Explorer program. He is also certified to perform CPR and as a Louisiana State First Responder.