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Logan Houptley ~ The 2016 Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award Finalist

Posted July 14, 2016 | General

Logan Houptley met a young lady named Mikayla Resh in his third-grade classroom after moving to a new school district in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Mikayla had profound multiple disabilities that included brain damage, cerebral palsy, seizure disorder, along with facing the challenges of being blind and deaf. At only 10 years old, Logan was incredibly understanding and accepting, treating Mikayla with love, kindness, and inclusion. Ten years after they met, Logan has continued his friendship with Mikayla, in the process helping create Mikayla’s Voice. Founded in 2010, the organization is dedicated to inspiring children and young adults to embrace individuals of all abilities. The organization promotes cultural change by teaching communities about the importance of inclusion and acceptance.


Learn more about this year’s finalists, and cast your vote to determine the winner of a $100,000 donation from The NASCAR Foundation. Go to today!

Voting closes on September 26, 2016 at 5 PM (EST).

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Inspiring kids of all abilities to share the message of inclusion...