Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
Eagle Spirit Award Recipients
On May 13, three individuals received the Eagle Spirit Award at the 2016 Victories of Spirit Celebration. The award symbolizes the Eagle Spirit, a Navajo sign of the most potent healing power — one that elicits images of soaring, conquering and excelling. Victories of Spirit is a night that celebrates such triumphs and those who make them possible. Learn about our 2016 Victories of Spirit celebration.
2016 Eagle Spirit Award Recipients
Danielle was just 19 when a tragic accident changed everything. Thanks to the support of loving friends, Danielle not only survived but also found new purpose and meaning in her life. She currently serves as a role model for individuals through the Challenged Athletes Foundation and the Wounded Warriors Program.
Joe was born with a congenital pulmonary disorder, which has created difficult health challenges throughout his life. With help from the Sharp Pulmonary Rehabilitation program, Joe learned to improve his stamina and build his strength. In 2011, he finally received a lung transplant. His positive spirit carries him through life and inspires others along the way.
At 43, Alex suffered a second stroke, resulting in right-side weakness and cognitive deficits. Determined to recover, he worked hard to regain his strength and walk independently. Alex stays motivated through his love of music, and encourages others to pursue their passions.
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