Heroes Among Us - March 2014

March 12, 2014 - Meghan Gillespie

Heroes Among Us

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

For the last four years Meghan Gillespie has served as a volunteer Playspace Activity Leader at Horizons for Homeless Children.

Having dedicated countless hours to mentoring youth, Meghan gives children a chance to escape their tough situations and be a kid for a few hours each week. She also is a strong advocate for Horizons, advising and guiding new activity leaders through her work with the Playspace Activity Leader Council. To date the Playspace program amazingly reaches over 2,000 children each week!

For selflessly devoting her time to enrich the lives of youth, please join us in celebrating Meghan Gillespie as a Hero Among Us.

March 9, 2014 - Sierra Weiss

Heroes Among Us

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

Using her love of dance, high school senior Sierra Weiss has dedicated her time and resources to helping youth with disabilities.

After spending time with special needs kids at her summer camp, Sierra recognized that dance was a therapeutic outlet for them. To that end, she founded Dance-4-Empowerment, a non-profit that develops dance programs for people with disabilities. Sierra currently works with 10 students with the goal of adding 10 more very soon!

For her selfless dedication to helping other youth, please join us in celebrating Sierra Weiss as a Hero Among Us.

March 7, 2014 - Bohdan Pomahac

Heroes Among Us

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

Dr. Bodhan Pomahac has spent nearly two decades helping patients in need.

As the Director of the Plastic Surgery Transplantation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Bohdan learned of a patient who had been injured by an electric shock that removed his face. History was made on March 22, 2011 when Bodhan performed the first full-face transplant in the United States for this patient. The 15-hour surgery incredibly replaced the man’s nose, lips and facial skin and helped him regain his sense of smell!

For his efforts to positively change patients’ lives, please join us in celebrating Bohdan Pomahac as a Hero Among Us.

March 5, 2014 - Amber Bobnar

Heroes Among Us

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

From the moment Amber Bobnar laid eyes on her son, Ivan, she knew she would love, cherish and protect him.

When Ivan was born with complex special needs, Amber was desperate for answers. Unable to find them, she founded WonderBaby.org, a website for parents of young children with visual impairments and multiple disabilities. Amber has since created a safe, positive place for parents to start conversations, locate resources and find mutual support among families!

For her commitment to helping families all over the world, please join us in celebrating Amber Bobnar as a Hero Among Us.

March 1, 2014 - Carl Farrington

Heroes Among Us

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

Lawrence police officer Carl Farrington works to protect our community day-in and day-out.

While on duty last month, the 12-year veteran received a call that a home was on fire. He immediately raced to the scene and without a moment’s hesitation entered the burning building. Carl amazingly carried one of the victims down the stairs on his shoulders preventing what could have been a terrible tragedy!

For his quick thinking and lifesaving actions, please join us in celebrating Officer Carl Farrington as a Hero Among Us.