THE 2011 AMERICAN RED CROSS REAL HEROES

Guests: Molly Kelly, Special Events Manager – American Red Cross, Badger Chapter
Caden Collins – Youth Good Samaritan
Judy Braham – From the Heart Hero

Each year, the Badger Chapter of the American Red Cross honors several people and a corporation for their individual acts of demonstrating that – YES, one person CAN make a difference. This year is no exception. Molly Kelly, Special Events Manager of the Badger Chapter brings the 2011 Real Heroes to life, describing the heroism of Joyce Phillips, the Adult Good Samaritan, who saved a man’s life; Bill Troxel, Community Hero, who provided 155 families with Thanksgiving dinner; Dr. Elizabeth Pritts and Dr David Olive, Health Care Heroes, who went to Haiti to provide medical care, and Ho-Chunk Gaming – Wisconsin Dells, Corporate Real Hero, who completely funded a Disaster Shelter Trailer.

Caden Collins, Youth Good Samaritan, tells his story of how he wanted to help the children in Haiti when he heard they were without toys because they fell through cracks in the earth. At age six, he took his concern to his Pastor, and the adults listened. Caden’s Fund for the Children of Haiti raised $8000 for toys and playground equipment.

Judy Braham, From the Heart Hero, began donating blood in 1985. In 1990, learning she was a great candidate for removing platelets from the blood, Judy has donated life-saving platelets over 400 times and has donated bone marrow for a patient with leukemia.

The American Red Cross Badger/South Central Wisconsin Chapter serves 13 counties plus Whitewater and South Beloit, IL.