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William Rafferty (2004)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2004-06-27

Duration: 00:04:30

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Rafferty, William


  • Schmidt, Emily Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Jenkins, Mike Interviewee
  • Rafferty, Tina Interviewee
  • Rafferty, Kenneth Interviewee
  • Ray, Carolyn Interviewee
  • Rafferty, William Interviewee
  • Jenkins, Wally Interviewee


This segment from the 2004 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree William Rafferty, a seventh grade student at the Dunham School in Baton Rouge. Rafferty suffers from Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. He takes part in numerous fundraisers for the Arthritis Foundation, including speaking at fundraising breakfasts and working on a documentary to help raise awareness about the 700,000 Louisianans who suffer from arthritis. Along with his father, he helped start a free summer camp for children with arthritis. Hosts: Emily Schmidt and Beth Courtney