Real Salt Lake and American Express are proud to recognize Chris Santacroce as the recipient of the “Heroes Among Us” honor on August 15th, 2015. Chris is a paragliding professional with over 20 years of experience. In 2000, he suffered a life altering spinal cord injury that required him to spend some time in a wheelchair. Upon his recovery Chris realized that he could use his experience to enrich the lives of those who may have physical limitations. He created Project airtime which is a non-profit organization that gives free rides to anyone with physical injuries and specializes in jumps for people in wheelchairs. The organization works with Make-A-Wish and Wounded Warrior Project.
Real Salt Lake and American Express are proud to recognize Christina Owens as the recipient of the “Heroes Among Us” honor on August 22nd, 2015. Christina is a former animal services officer that wanted to help connect lost pets with their owners. She created Utah Lost and Found Pets which uses their website and Facebook to reunite pets with their families. She has spent hundreds of hours successfully getting pets home without seeking compensation. Many pets are found sick or injured and Christina makes sure they get the help they need including proper emergency medical treatment. Because of Christina, at least one lost pet a day is back home where they belong. To find out more, visit UtahLostandFoundPets.com.