Heroes Among Us - July 2014
Real salt lake and American Express are proud to recognize Corinne Harryman as the recipient of the “Hero Among Us” honor on July 4th, 2014. Corinne is someone who is the true definition of a selflessness. 6 years ago she met Vicki and quickly formed a bond with her, sharing the experience of each of them having a parent who had endured a kidney transplant. In the near future Vicki would need one as well and Corinne jokingly offered hers. As the years went by their friendship grew; Corinne got healthier while her friend Vicki got worse. It wasn’t long before Vicki would need that kidney and Corinne immediately volunteered to donate hers. At times the donation testing process was long and frustrating but each time she was surprised when the transplant team would call her and approve the next step. 8 months later she would donate her kidney, giving her best friend a second chance at life. One week after the kidney transplant, 2 friends of Corinne were in a car accident. One of them passed away and the other was hospitalized with major injuries. Corinne immediately jumped into action helping raise money for their five children. You would have never guessed that she was recovering from donating a kidney. Corinne is a women of love and devotion to the people around her, someone who is always willing to step in and help those in need. She is an amazing example to all of us. She is a mother and a hero.
Real salt lake and American Express are proud to recognize Tyler Stockstill as the recipient of the “Hero Among Us” honor on July 19th, 2014. Tyler Stockstill has been selected by Major League Soccer as the 2014 MLS works community MVP representing RSL. He is the founder of Utah Development Academy (UDA) Soccer, a community organization that addresses character development and leadership, healthy lifestyles, and academic excellence through soccer-based programming. In the past two years he has volunteered an average of 30-hours per week towards establishing UDA with the goal of “equaling the playing field” and providing opportunities for all children, regardless of financial standing, to participate in youth soccer. Tyler uses soccer as a vehicle to address the importance of hard work, perseverance, and respect as well as putting an emphasis on doing well in school. In 2013, UDA partnered with neighborhood schools and community-based nonprofits to provide programming for over 400 boys and girls, ages 4-18, of all skill levels through recreational and competitive soccer as well as free community soccer clinics. Tyler, along with countless volunteers and supporters, have helped raise over $50,000 since 2012 to provide support to any participant requiring financial assistance. For more information on the Utah Development Soccer Academy you can visit UDASoccer.org