The Richard A. LaPierre Pioneer Award is named after former Easter Seals Massachusetts President & CEO Richard A. LaPierre who was a strong advocate for disability rights. This award is given each year to a young person in Massachusetts who best demonstrates that pioneering spirit by breaking down barriers.
Jacob always has a great attitude and never gives up no matter what obstacles are presented. That made him the perfect recipient of the award this year. We were incredibly proud to give it to him.
We were also thrilled to have Mayor Gary Christenson of Malden attend a special award ceremony for Jacob at Ferryway School in front of his entire 3rd grade class.