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The 2013 Courage Award Honorees were:

Charlie McMicken

Charlie is a bundle of energy with aspirations of becoming a superhero. Diagnosed with cardiomyopathy at just 4 weeks old, Charlie was a recipient of the Berlin Heart and recently had a heart transplant. He loves spending time outdoors with his brothers and dressing up as Spiderman and Captain America.

Jessica Smith

Jessica is looking forward to getting her temporary driver’s license this spring after having extensive plastic surgery to remove a large benign bone tumor. Jessica enjoys making hair bows and bracelets for herself and her friends and reading books about real-life tragedy. She loves animals, especially her cat Girlie, and hopes to become a veterinarian because “animals see you for you and not your problems.”

Christine Tabar

Christine, a recent graduate of the Ohio Center for Broadcasting, was diagnosed with biliary atresia as an infant. She had a liver transplant as a teenager and is a current anemia patient. She enjoys working with the Child Life program at Cleveland Clinic Children’s, where she recently dressed up as Cinderella and dropped off books to patients. Christine enjoys her new position at Clear Channel Radio and is excited to go to the Country Megaticket shows at Blossom Music Center this summer.