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Olivia Castelluccio (2015)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-06-01

Duration: 00:06:07

Subjects: Castelluccio, Olivia | Louisiana Young Heroes | Cancer | St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Castellucio, Gina Interviewee
  • Castellucio, Olivia Interviewee
  • Zelaya, Elizabeth Interviewee
  • Klobucar, Judy Interviewee
  • Quebedeaux, Darlene Interviewee
  • Button, Tara Interviewee


This segment from the 2015 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Olivia Castelluccio, a seventh grade student at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in Baton Rouge. After being diagnosed with leukemia at age four, Castellucio received treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis and is now cancer free. Since 2008, Castellucio and her family have raised over $235,000 for the hospital. She is also an honor roll student and very involved in school activities. Hosts: Shauna Sanford and Beth Courtney