2017 Jefferson Award Winner: Dawn Heideman


When a young person suffers a life-altering tragedy, the long-term impact too often is negative…anger, depression, loss can become obstacles to a life of productivity, joy, fulfillment.

If that young person is lucky, he or she will have that one individual to provide comfort, guidance, encouragement.

After witnessing the impact of a tragedy on a student’s life, Jefferson Award winner Dawn Heideman decided that she would be the one.

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