Our Human Spirit Award Winners!

healtheo360 is pleased to present: Our Human Spirit Champions!

healtheo360 would like to recognize and thank the men and women who work tirelessly to help others in need, bring awareness to a health related cause or movement and strive to make the world a better place. Each day our Champions make a selfless effort to positively influence someone's life while putting their own needs second. Congratulations to our Champions for all your efforts on a job well done!

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Chris Draft

Chris Draft has become a huge inspiration and role model to people all around the world, especially those effected, or those who may know someone affected by cancer. 10 years ago, Chris Draft met the love of his life, LaKeasha Rutledge. Little did he know, this beautiful, non-smoking, active, and healthy young woman would be diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer just a few years later. This didn't scare Chris away, in fact, it did the complete oppos...

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David Osmond

Imagine having all your dreams and goals in place and waking up one day to discover you are the new victim of multiple sclerosis. Instead of sinking into his sorrows, David Osmond took this diagnoses as a way to spread awareness and support for everyone around the country with multiple sclerosis. David Osmond is one of the most well known and active MS society ambassadors and uses the power of music with his awareness campaign, Our Voice in Song,...

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Kyllian Warman

At a young age, she has met every criteria for this award and more. Growing up, she didn't live in the most ideal home. By being a "parent" to her father and younger brother, she learned at a young age what it meant to be caregiver and not even know it. She thought it was her job to take care of a person who was supposed to be taking care of her. Kyllian instinctually took on that responsibility and I believe that's why she does what she does tod...

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Brian Vitale

Brian Vitale didn't just survive Hepatopulmonary Syndrome and a liver transplant, but he furthered his success of survival by choosing to help others on their path to recovery. During and after Brian's recovery he recognized how fortunate he was to have been able to stay in the hotel across from the Cleveland Clinic for 143 days. Because the rehabilitation for transplant surgeries can be rigorous, transplant patients can often be too weak to ...

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Anthony Daniels

It is hard not to be inspired when hearing Anthony Daniels' story. At just 24 years old Anthony has beaten Lymphoma Cancer three times and is currently battling the illness again for the fourth time. Battling cancer just once is mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausting so one can only imagine the toll it would take on someone four times. Yet Anthony has stayed surprisingly positive and strong throughout the entire process. Anthony is ...

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Mark Speckhart

At first sight, one would never have guessed that Mark Speckhart is an esophageal cancer survivor. His cancer journey is both inspirational and motivating. Mark continues to fight the good fight as a patient advocate at Memorial Sloan Kettering, changing lives and helping others through their procedures. Going through such a tough journey, alone, can be devastating. Mark does his duty by making sure these patients never feel alone, and for that w...

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Maggie Knight

As an oncology nurse at Stony Brook University Hospital, Maggie has her hands full in helping to treat leukemia and lymphoma patients undergoing bone marrow transplants. However, she noticed that some of her patients would seem rather depressed after an extended stay in the hospital and started to think up ways to help patients feel more at home and lift their spirits. Maggie then came up with the idea for a "date night", where she would put to...

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Colby Groom

Colby Groom is a 16-year-old young man with a heart of gold. Colby was diagnosed as an infant with a heart murmur. This progressed to heart valve deterioration that led to two back-to-back open-heart surgeries when he was under 10 years old. Colby is a brave young man having to go through such tough surgeries, and coming out even stronger is an incredible miracle. Colby feels good when he is helping other people, inspiring them and giving ...

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Lori Renowski

Lori is a very deserving candidate for the Our Human Spirit accolade. Not only is she battling Stage 4-breast and bone cancer like a champion, but also she has overcome bumps in the road and knocks on the chin. Lori always manages to bounce right back with humor and love. Every day, Lori is teaching people great life lessons, though she may not know she is doing it. Lori has taught many of us how to treat people with kindness and grace, ev...

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Brother John

Brother John uses his personal experiences to not only raise awareness of epilepsy but also provide a forum for others to share their experiences. Through his video channel, Brother John answers questions about epilepsy as well as solutions and tips that may be helpful to others. Brother John’s videos struck a chord amongst many viewers, some of whom do not have epilepsy, but seek to learn more about it. On his video channel, aptly calle...

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Danica aka "DiabeticDanica"

Diabetic Danica, as she has so wittily named herself on the Internet, is an incredibly inspiring young woman. Since being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at a young age, she has not allowed her busted pancreas get her down. Instead, Danica has fully embraced the diabetes world and in her adolescent years began filming superbly creative educational videos on diabetes.   The videos started as a way to discuss the misconceptions about dia...

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Chris Rosati

Former marketing consultant Chris Rosati had a dream: hijack a truck full of donuts and lead the police on a high speed car chase. He imagined this was a "crazy awesome idea". Chris was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease over a year ago. But he didn’t allow this terminal illness cause him to retreat into himself. Chris lives in Durham, NC with his wife and two daughters. He is not only a loving father ...

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David Dubin

Three-time cancer survivor, father of three, and a successful entrepreneur, David Dubin's determination to heighten colon cancer awareness makes him a Human Spirit Champion.   He currently lives with his kids and wife in Haworth, NJ. Cancer free and everyday he lives with a positive and optimistic attitude that reminds us not to lose hope, even in the worst situations.    It all began when he started noticing cramps and blee...

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Beverlye Hyman Fead

Beverlye Hyman Fead is an artist, author, documentarian, photographer, public speaker and advocate for people living with cancer. She has two children and five grandchildren. She currently resides in California with her husband, Bob. Beverlye was diagnosed with stage IV metastasized and inoperable uteral stromal sarcoma in 2002 and given two months to live. Beverlye worked with her medical professionals to treat her condition. Against all odds...

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