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SHOUT-OUTS

VALLEY VISIONARY BUILDS HOPE FOR NEUROMUSCULAR INJURY PATIENTS After sustaining a life-changing spinal cord injury, Daniel Campbell became a game-changer for neuromuscular injury patients. Campbell, president of Chandler-based ReneGait, invented the Spartan, an assistive gait-training tool aimed at transforming the lives of patients who live with a spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury or have suffered from a stroke. Daniel Campbell The Spartan allows the participant to achieve a cyclical stepping motion with little to no risk of falling. Using external, internal and reaction forces, the Spartan helps strengthen atrophied muscles and delivers neuromuscular re-education. “My rehabilitation faltered when I lacked the tools I needed to improve,” Campbell says. “But I used my challenges and rehab experiences to craft the ideal mechanism to facilitate recovery.”

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Literary Artist Award: Joel Salcido

Innovative Arts Organization Award: Girls Rock! Phoenix

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Young Artist Award: Ruchi Ukhade

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Dance Artist Award: Susan Bendix

Theatre Artist Award: Bobb Cooper

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THE 2019 MAYOR’S ARTS AWARDS WINNERS WERE:

Jerry Lawson Memorial Music Artist Award: Downtown Chamber Series

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MAYOR’S ARTS AWARDS CELEBRATES INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego celebrated creativity with the Eighth Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards. The annual event highlights the vast spectrum and quality of artistic talent in the city, while also raising funds for Phoenix Center for the Arts.

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DIY/Maker Award: Tina Ferguson Lou & Evelyn Grubb Community Innovator Award: RJ Muller

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