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Cody Futrell (2003)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2003-06-22

Duration: 00:04:33

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Futrell, Cody | People with disabilities | Wheelchair sports


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Spencer, Charles Host
  • Futrell, Raina Interviewee
  • Futrell, Cody Interviewee
  • Shows, Don Interviewee
  • Lewis, David Interviewee
  • Schexnaider, Jeff Interviewee
  • Oden, Greg Interviewee
  • Lemoine, Cindy Interviewee
  • Reed, Buddy Interviewee


This segment from the 2003 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Cody Futrell, a junior at West Monroe High School. Futrell was born with Spina Bifida and has endured fifteen major surgeries and eight stress fractures. Despite these challenges, he is an excellent student, a member of the Honor Choir, the announcer for the baseball team, an inspirational speaker, and an outstanding wheelchair athlete. Hosts: Beth Courtney and Charles Spencer