Real Salt Lake and American Express are proud to have recognized Dylan Lamb as the recipient of the “Hero Among Us” honored on July 22, 2017. Lamb was recognized for his success with the Columbus Foundation.
The Columbus Foundation started in 1968. Their mission was to help disabled individuals acquire life skills they need to play a meaningful role in society. Today, the center provides services for individuals 16 and up that focus on training and employment, residential services, and a day activity program. The Columbus Foundation serves approximately 430 individuals a year.
Dylan Lamb began working with the foundation two years ago as a student in Neuroversity, a program designed to teach 3D graphic design to young adults on the autism spectrum. He later began working as a peer mentor in Neuroversity and as a peer tutor for Columbus’ digital literacy program. Now, Dylan works full-time at Pilkington Metal Finishers.
Dylan’s advice for people today is “You just have to go for it because there are no handouts in this life”.
Dr. Kat Schoenhals
Real Salt Lake and American Express are proud to have recognized Dr. Kate Schoenhals as the recipient of the “Hero Among Us” honored on July 29, 2017. Schoenhals was recognized for her veterinarian support to the International Rescue Committee.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) provides opportunities for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture and other immigrants to thrive in America. The IRC works with government bodies and volunteers to help these individuals translate their past experiences into assets that are valuable in their new communities.
Dr. Kate Schoenhals worked with the IRC’s East African Goat project. Here, Schoenhals donated her time and knowledge to the cause and could assist in helping the animals and keeping them healthy. Her dedication and countless hours was the key to happiness of the goats and has helped make the project a success. The IRC is thankful for to Dr. Schoenhals and her practice, the South Mountain Equine, for their support in this project and with it she has gained the admiration and gratitude of the refugee communities she has served.