Kids are Heroes

Kids are Heroes

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital announced on Monday the winners of its annual Kids are Heroes campaign. During a special ceremony Tampa Bay Lightning Center and Kids are Heroes Spokeschampion Steven Stamkos helped St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital congratulate the winners in three age categories.

During a six-week nomination period, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and neighbors submitted stories highlighting heroic and selfless deeds of 113 local children ages 5 to 18 years old.

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In November, Stamkos helped patients of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital choose the winners in each age group. Since 1996, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital’s annual “Kids are Heroes” program has recognized more than 1,300 children from Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk counties who have performed heroic deeds, displayed acts of selflessness and demonstrated good citizenship during the past year.

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Some examples of past winners include children who have pulled an accident victim from a burning car, saved a sibling from a dog attack, donated their time or money to a charitable organization, befriended a special needs student in their classroom, donated their hair to make wigs for cancer patients and called 911 to help their relative suffering from a heart attack.

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