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Michael Vizena (2021)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Elizabeth, Allen Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-07-16

Duration: 00:05:12

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Vizena, Michael Interviewee
  • Vizena, Peggy Interviewee
  • Vizena, Lee Interviewee


This segment from the 2021 Young Heroes show features Kara St. Cyr’s profile of Michael Vizena, a sophomore at Elizabeth High School. Vizena was adopted at age nine following six years in the foster care system. He was later diagnosed with leukemia at age fourteen. Despite these obstacles, he is a good student and tireless volunteer. St. Cyr interviews: Michael Vizena; Peggy Vizena, his mother; and Lee Vizena, his father.