The 2017 Teen Impact Awards Recipients

2017 teen impact awards

The 2017 Teen Impact Awards honored teens affected by bleeding disorders who made an impact on their communities through their actions and the positive examples they set. The awards ceremony, which was held August 24 during the NHF’s Annual Meeting, was presented by Shire and co-hosted by Patrick James Lynch of Believe Limited and professional football player Josh Gordy.

Meet the 2017 Recipients:

This year’s Teen Impact Award recipients were recognized and presented with a certificate during a special ceremony at the NHF’s Annual Meeting this summer. Check out all of this year’s recipients below.


  • Mathew Casas, Los Angeles, CA
  • Osvaldo de Paz, Chicago, IL
  • Dylan Garcia, Chicago, IL
  • Brett Hillabrand, Omaha, NE
  • Nathan Hollon, Hazard, KY
  • Albert Jimenez, Irvine, CA
  • Kuualoha Kaleleiki, Waimea, HI
  • Evan Mancini, Dedham, MA
  • Justin Najimian, Milltown, NJ
  • Jordan Norris, Mentone, IL
  • Hannah Rudell, Cheyenne, WY
  • Brian Scherzo, Glen Burnie, MD
  • Alexis Wade, St. John, IN


  • Avery Amende, Boseman, MT
  • Sierra Carmona, Westchester, CA
  • Gabriella DiGiovanni, Rahway, NJ
  • Cheyenne Gansell, Jersey Shore, PA
  • Albert Jimenez, Irvine, CA
  • Collin Johnson, McDonough, GA
  • Shai Mann-Robison, Newton, MA
  • Rebecca Murry, Hot Springs, AZ
  • Farah Cyrus Pavri, Allendale, NJ
  • Gaige Quesenberry, Charleston, WV

Arts and Athletics:

  • Jack Brogan, Houston, TX
  • William Crumpton, Sautee Nacoochee, GA
  • Rylee Deitsch, St. Henry, OH
  • Joshua Hall, Tijeras, NM
  • Irvin Ibarra, Chicago, IL
  • Mackale McGuire, Cadillac, MI
  • Trevor Mims, Springfield, MA
  • Carter Schaffnit, Green Oaks, IL
  • Devin Smith, Corvallis, OR
  • Weslee Ryan Whitaker, Bald Knob, AZ


  • Chance Abrams, Wetumpka, AL
  • Christopher Ambrosio, Lynbrook, NY
  • Beau Atkinson, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Abbey Bartko, Las Vegas, NV
  • Isabella Cedeno, Queens, NY
  • Dominik Culver, East Jordan, MI
  • Olivia DeSimone, Beaverton, OR
  • Fiach Echandi, Norwalk, CA
  • Liam Fitzgerald, Hortonville, WI
  • Jonathan Lima, Acushnet, MA
  • Juan Pablo Lopez, Phoenix, AZ
  • Austin Olguin, Ontario, CA
  • Aiyana Parham, Dupont, WA
  • Andrew Thieman, Waterford, OH
  • Lily Tignor, Bethpage, TN


  • Rachel Basela, Warren, MI
  • Abigail Cook, Victorville, CA
  • Samantha Dowdy, Sanford, NC
  • Martin Frallicciardi, Key Biscayne, FL
  • William George, Front Royal, VA
  • Samantha Johnson, Evansville, IN
  • Tyler Lipinski, Chandler, AZ
  • Nick Love, Eureka, MO
  • Ariel Magee, Waterloo, IL
  • Estefana Monge, Wilsonville, OR
  • Dillon Parsons, Buckeye, AZ
  • Tyler Pulley, Phoenix, AZ
  • Johnny Schuppe, Eureka, MO
  • Brianna Sperry, Sandy, UT

Stay in touch to get alerts about the 2018 awards

If you know a teen in the bleeding disorders community you’d like to nominate for the 2018 Teen Impact Awards and you want to stay in the loop with regular updates about next year’s NHF’s Annual Meeting, provide us with your contact information and we’ll reach out to you with the latest news as it becomes available. We’ll also keep you informed about other things happening with Shire, including new programs and product information.

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