HEAL­ING HUG

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - - Local News -

Face2Face Heal­ing founder Karen Scuilli, cen­ter right, of Washington, Pa., gets a hug from Jef­fer­son Awards board mem­ber Ju­lia Glea­son as her mother Pa­tri­cia Rush of In­dian Land, S.C., and her son, Seth Scuilli, 14, look on. Ms. Scuilli re­ceived the Jef­fer­son Awards’ “Most Out­stand­ing Vol­un­teer” honor Wed­nes­day at the Heinz His­tory Cen­ter in the Strip District. “This was over­whelm­ing. Be­hind ev­ery per­son who wins there is a story that runs so deep,” Ms. Glea­son said. “It just blows your mind . ... There are an­gels that walk among us.” The award rec­og­nizes Ms. Scuilli’s work at Face2Face Heal­ing to sup­port peo­ple adapt­ing to dis­fig­ure­ment. “I want to be able to con­tinue to grow my or­ga­ni­za­tion and con­nect with vet­er­ans and con­nect with politi­cians and ad­vo­cate ... so we don’t have to hide, so we can walk to­gether and be sup­ported.” The award will al­low Ms. Scuilli to go to Washington, D.C., to talk more about her work.

Stephanie Stras­burg/Post-Gazette

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