Two awesome news items to report from last week.
First, Jen and I traveled to Denver April 10-13 to attend the Public Radio Super Regional Conference, where I was honored to receive the Public Radio Regional Organizations (PRRO) award.
Established in 1987, the PRRO Award honors leaders and unsung heroes who have:
- made significant, enduring contributions in advancing the growth of public media
- furthered the interests of regional organizations and stations
- exemplified qualities of leadership, commitment, and service to public media
I’m humbled to join a list of iconic names in public radio who have been recognized with this award. I knew at an early age that I wanted to have a career in radio, and I have been blessed and honored to have worked and continue to work in an industry that I love so much.
Then two days after arriving home, I received my custom built power wheelchair. This wheelchair will allow me more independence with more comfort.
I am grateful to my insurance company, HMSA, as well as Team Gleason for providing a supplementary grant to help pay for the elevation component of the wheelchair, and to donors of our GoFundMe campaign which help cover the portion of the expense not covered by insurance. I’m also grateful to Frank of National Mobility & Seating for his help in navigating the process of securing the wheelchair.
Most of all, I’m grateful for all of the continued messages of support and encouragement from readers like you.
Congratulations, Jose & Jennifer. Savor the moment. Blessings, Jean McIntosh
That’s awesome! Congratulations on the recognition. A;ways a bonus!
A wonderful and justified recognition, José. Sending aloha and heartfelt wishes for continued good news for you and Jennifer!
Congratulations on the award! It is certainly well deserved 👍.
Congratulations on a very good week!
Congrats, Jose! Well earned. Hang in there. We’re pulling for ya!
woo hoo! how fast does that thing go?! seriously though, congrats on all counts!!!
Happy to hear of your peer group recognition in Denver! Hooray for you and Jennifer–brings a smile to my face!
And your new “wheels” –that must be exciting for all who are involved in your daily life. My smile continues!
What an honor! Very cool. : D I’m glad to see this great news about your new wheels too. Love you, friend!
Congratulations Jose on your PRRO Award! So proud of you! Love your new sets of wheels by the way! Miss you!
You are an inspiration for us all!
Love you, Jose! That award was well-deserved.
Congratulations on winning the award! I’m rejoicing with you regarding your new power chair. It will help you so much! Good to have things to be glad about!
A heart filled Congratulations on your Award. That is amazing! So happy you got your new wheelchair! Sending love and prayers to you and Jennifer. Connie Balderrama Williamson
Awesome so well deserved award for all of your years of dedication to public radio
It was great to see you in Denver. Congratulations on the award!