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Jonathan Perkins (2003)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: DeRidder, Beauregard Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2003-06-22

Duration: 00:04:51

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Perkins, Jonathan James


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Spencer, Charles Host
  • Perkins, Debbie Interviewee
  • Rudd, James R. Interviewee
  • Nelsen, Kelly Interviewee
  • Perkins, James Interviewee
  • Biggs, Sarah Interviewee
  • White, Meagan Interviewee
  • Perkins, Jonathan Interviewee


This segment from the 2003 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Jonathan Perkins, a senior at DeRidder High School. At age two, Perkins was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He has endured twenty-four surgeries that have left him slightly mentally challenged. Perkins participates in Special Olympics events and rodeos, visits nursing homes to give gifts to residents, and collects eyeglasses for the elderly. Hosts: Beth Courtney and Charles Spencer