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Meet the 2019 Glenrose Courage Award recipients

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WATCH ABOVE: Su-Ling Goh tells us how staff at Edmonton's Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital honour standout patients who show inspiring strength in the face of adversity.

From a young man who was hit by a train to a little girl with a terminal illness, this year’s Glenrose Courage Award recipients have faced unimaginable adversity — with admirable strength.

Since 2006, staff of Edmonton’s Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital have nominated patients for their annual Courage Awards. Recipients are shining examples to other patients, demonstrating perseverance in therapies, a positive attitude and an ability to inspire everyone around them.

For 2019, four incredible people are being honoured.

Jordan Gagnon

The eight-year-old has a devastating disorder known as ALS for kids. Her body has lost function over the years, but Gagnon has never lost her talent for lighting up a room with a smile and a song.

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Guy Genereux

The retired RCMP sergeant from St. Paul, Alta., spent a full 10 months in the hospital after one backyard accident. Despite the fight for his life, Genereux’s sense of humour shone for staff and fellow patients.

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Kendra Erhardt

After spending the last few years travelling, completing a geology degree and teaching yoga, this young woman’s life changed dramatically in a ski accident. Erhardt’s rehab team was in awe of her friendly attitude and fierce independence.

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Adam Knox

This 27-year-old lost both legs after being hit by a train in 2012. Since then, he’s taken up various sports, is working on a degree in adapted physical activity and volunteers to mentor others with new amputations.

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