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Courage Center Presents 2009 National Courage Award to Jordan Thomas
Date:8/7/2009

d $350,000, which is changing the lives of three children. He is also active in advocating for change in the way insurance companies cover prosthetics and orthotics. His advocacy has been instrumental in bringing the issue to national attention. New Jersey Congressman Robert Andrews has introduced the Prosthetics and Orthotics Parity bill.

In addition to the National Courage Award, this year Thomas was named Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). A recent CNN interview features Noah Parton, one of the children his Foundation is helping.

Jordan Thomas is in the Twin Cities Monday, Aug. 10 through Saturday, Aug. 15, and available for interviews.

About the National Courage Award

Since 1980, Courage Center has recognized individuals, who through either personal or professional achievements have made significant contributions to the disability community. Previous National Courage Award winners include Janet Reno, journalist John Hockenberry, Christopher Reeve and designer Michael Graves.

About Courage Center Courage Center is a nonprofit rehabilitation and resource center that advances the lives of children and adults experiencing barriers to health and independence. At Courage Center, we specialize in treating brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, chronic pain, autism, and disabilities experienced since birth. Founded in 1928, Minneapolis-based Courage Center offers advanced technologies and innovation provided in part through the efforts of thousands of volunteers and donors. For more information visit www.CourageCenter.org.

Contact: Sue Warner, Courage Center, 763-520-0263; cell 763-258-6889 sue.warner@couragecenter.org


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