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The Whole Person – It’s Magic! Night of Independence Gala

The Whole Person’s It’s Magic! – Night of Independence Gala was held on September 22nd. Sally Firestone, 2017 Paul H. Levy Founder’s Award winner; was the honorary chairman, and Morgan Perry served as the chairman. The event featured a video message by Magician David Copperfield, a cocktail reception, live magic and aerial performances, silent and live auctions, a dinner, an awards ceremony, and dancing. The Whole Person’s mission is to assist people with disabilities to live independently.

Larry Baker and Michael West, Volunteers of the Year Award winners


Rigoberto Jurado, Jennifer John, Jordan Ward, Shannon Blackwell, and Victor Le’Yon


Lindsey Denney with Shari and Chris Albright


Keynote Speaker Sarah Castle, Individual Award winner; addressed the guests.


Aerial Arts performer, Samantha Davis


Carla Oppenheimer, board president; Julie DeJean, The Whole Person; Christopher Herzog representing Cerner, Corporate Volunteer Group of the Year Award winner; and Morgan Perry, chairman


Julie Corrigan, Ashley Frerking, Jeff Stanturf, Carla Norcott-Mahany, Aaron Dubois, and Carole Thomas


Nick Vasos, emcee


Carla Oppenheimer, board president; Julie DeJean, The Whole Person; Travis Bryant representing the Kansas City Royals, Corporate Award winner; and Morgan Perry, chairman


Mark Kneib, Julie DeJean, The Whole Person; Susie Haake and Michael Riley

Also featured in the November 10, 2018 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Roy Inman


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