Real Salt Lake and American Express are proud to recognize Donald Sligh as the recipient of the “Heroes Among Us” honor on June 7th, 2015. Donald has volunteered over three hundred hours at the Ronald McDonald house in Salt Lake. The Ronald McDonald house provides a temporary home away from home that serves and sustains families of seriously ill or injured children receiving treatment at area hospitals. While balancing school, sports, work and friends, Donald finds time each week to dedicate himself to serving families who travel from far distances for medical care for their child. He makes the Ronald McDonald house a fun place for families to be during tough times in their lives by hosting movie nights, coloring with the kids, making welcome bags for families, handling donations and reaching out to the community to get others involved. Donald’s passion to help others brings happiness to everyone at the Ronald McDonald house during their difficult times. For ways you can help the Ronald McDonald house, visit www.rmhcslc.org.
Real Salt Lake and American Express are proud to recognize Corey Hudson as the recipient of the “Heroes Among Us” honor on June 21st, 2015. Corey saved the life of his sister-in-law Sharon on a family road trip down to St. George last October. They were on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere when Sharon slumped over mid-sentence and went unconscious. Corey stopped the car and immediately began performing CPR after noticing Sharon stopped breathing. He performed CPR for almost 45 minutes until a first responder was able to reach them. The first responder administrated an AED defibrillator that ultimately saved her life. Corey’s sister-in-law ended up being life-flighted to have open heart surgery. Thanks to Corey’s use of CPR and the power of an AED device Sharon is healthy and here with us today. This story serves as a great reminder for all of us to get CPR certified.
Real Salt Lake and American Express are proud to recognize Marina McNeill as the recipient of the “Heroes Among Us” honor on June 27th, 2015. Marina is the founder of Service Opportunities 101, a service organization dedicated to making small changes in the lives of children who are terminally ill. Marina and her mom organize costume character events for the Make a Wish Foundation, Angel Hands, and Children and the Earth. She also provides costumes for the families and friends that are participating in the character events and organizes the many volunteers that are eager to lend a helping hand to children suffering from cancer. Marina has given countless hours of service to these children.