Danielle Burt, 2016 "Victories of Spirit" award winner, was in a devastating motorcycle accident when she was just 19. Not only did she survive, but she now serves as a role model through the Challenged Athletes Foundation and the Wounded Warriors Program.
Burt is one of three award winners who will be recognized at Sharp HealthCare’s “Victories of Spirit” event Friday evening.
In its 26th year, the dinner recognizes people who have turned difficult events in their lives into inspiration for others and will also pay tribute to extraordinary organizations for their achievements and contributions to others.
Joe Cavallo, another 2016 winner, was born with a congenital lung disorder.
With help from the Sharp Pulmonary Rehabilitation program, Cavallo improved his stamina and built his strength. He finally received a lung transplant in 2011.
Alex Eugenio suffered a second stroke at the age of 43, resulting in right-side weakness and cognitive deficits. He worked hard to regain his strength and walk independently. He was also a 2016 award winner.
The “Victories of Spirit” dinner will be held at the San Diego Bayfront Hilton from 6 to 9 p.m.