Heroes Among Us - April 2013

April 26, 2013 - Robert Wheeler

Heroes Among Us

The Heroes Among Us award is a program of the Boston Celtics, presented by the Mass State Lottery.

Mere minutes after Robert Wheeler completed the 26.2 mile trek from Hopkinton on Marathon Monday, he heard two loud explosions erupt nearby.

Without a moment’s hesitation he rushed to the scene to help those who were injured. Robert came to the aid of Ron Brassard whose leg had been struck by shrapnel and immediately used his shirt to stop the bleeding. Thanks to Robert’s brave actions, Ron will make a full recovery!

In appreciation for all of the first responders who helped injured civilians, please join us in celebrating Robert Wheeler as a Hero Among Us.

April 26, 2013 - Boston Marathon First Response Heroes

Heroes Among Us

The Heroes Among Us award is a program of the Boston Celtics, presented by the Mass State Lottery.

In the midst of the chaos and tragedy of the Boston Marathon bombings, we also saw incredible bravery and selflessness. Thanks to first responders from the Boston Police, Boston Fire, marathon volunteers, medical personnel, Watertown Police and so many others, several lives were saved and we were all reminded of the power of our community.

In honor of all these brave individuals please join us in celebrating Governor Patrick, Mayor Menino and representatives from the FBI, Watertown Police Department, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Tufts Medical Center, Youth Violence Strike Force and volunteers from Boston Athletic Association as Heroes Among Us.

April 10, 2013 - Krystal Banfield

Heroes Among Us

The Heroes Among Us award is a program of the Boston Celtics, presented by the Mass State Lottery.

Krystal Banfield has dedicated her entire career to community music awareness and education.

A proud promoter of the arts, Krystal serves as the Dean of Berklee City Music, a nonprofit program that provides music education to students in underserved communities across the country. In Boston alone, she has been instrumental in expanding City Music’s reach from four to now 18 Boston Public Schools. To date, thanks to Krystal’s leadership, Berklee City Music has incredibly educated more than 13,000 youth!

For her tireless efforts to expand music awareness, please join us in celebrating Krystal Banfield as a Hero Among Us.

April 7, 2013 - Rich and Traci Maynard

Heroes Among Us

The Heroes Among Us award is a program of the Boston Celtics, presented by the Mass State Lottery.

Rich and Traci Maynard tragically lost their four-year old daughter to heart disease in 2006.

Wanting to turn their pain and loss into something positive, the couple founded the Erika Kate Foundation a year later. The non-profit works with families whose children are enduring heart-related medical issues at pediatric heart centers around the country. To date, the Erika Kate Foundation has amazingly helped hundreds of families offering financial assistance for lodging, transportation and utility bills when they need it most!

For their dedication to helping others, please join us in celebrating Rich and Traci Maynard as Heroes Among Us. Mary Hopkins and Annie Thomas from the Erika Kate Foundation accepted the award on the Maynards’ behalf.

April 5, 2013 - Janielle Monbleau

Heroes Among Us

The Heroes Among Us award is a program of the Boston Celtics, presented by the Mass State Lottery.

Athletic trainer Janielle Monbleau will never forget the night in late January when Methuen High School hockey player Brady Barron’s wrist was cut by the skate blade of an opposing defender.

Noticing blood dripping from Brady’s wrist, Janielle immediately rushed on the ice while the game was still in play to tend to his injury. She was able to put pressure on the severed artery to slow the bleeding before medical help arrived. Thanks to Janielle’s quick-thinking, Brady will make a full recovery preventing what could have been a terrible tragedy!

For her life-saving actions, please join us in celebrating a Hero Among Us, Janielle Monbleau.

April 3, 2013 - Adriana Mallozzi

Heroes Among Us

The Heroes Among Us award is a program of the Boston Celtics, presented by the Mass State Lottery.

Having been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as an infant, Adriana Mallozzi fully understands the challenges facing people with disabilities.

From the age of one, Adriana has been a part of Easter Seals and has made it her life’s mission to help others with disabilities foster independence and self-confidence. As a member of Easter Seals’ Board, she spends countless hours fundraising and mentoring. Adriana has also dedicated herself to the promotion and creation of assistive technology that improves the lives of people with disabilities.

For her unyielding efforts to support others with disabilities, please join us in celebrating a Hero Among Us, Adriana Mallozzi.