User Login

Login Access

Search the Collections

Madison Fruge (2016)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Moreauville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-04-11

Duration: 00:06:54

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Fruge, Madison


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Waguespack, Tom Host
  • Balius, Scott Interviewee
  • Fruge, Melenea Interviewee
  • Fruge, Madison Interviewee


This segment from the 2016 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Madison Fruge, a junior at Avoyelles High School in Moreauville, Louisiana. Fruge suffered a traumatic brain injury during a seventh grade basketball game and has almost no memory of her life before the accident. She started Maddie’s Gifts of Hope and brings gifts to young patients at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans and St. Jude’s in Memphis. Her profile includes interviews with Scott Balius, her teacher, and Melenea Fruge, her mother. Hosts: Tom Waguespack and Beth Courtney