Alabama Public Television Young Heroes of 2005

Julie Privett

Holly Pond, Alabama

Julie has had to face too much in her short lifetime. When in the eighth grade, the doctors thought she had a severe sinus infection; it turned out to be level four cancer. She underwent surgery, radiation and grueling chemotherapy. On the road to recovery, Julie has become a valuable volunteer at the Life First Oncology Center. All this while maintaining an A honor roll academic record and working on weekends and nights to help the family make ends meet. She is the family taxi for her siblings and her 15 –month old nephew.

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The Young Heroes Program is made possible through the support of:

Rosa Parks Museum
Blue Cross Blue Shiled of Alabama
Signs Now
Landers McLarty Chevolet
Medical Property Trust
Precision Graphics
SEI Group