Amy Parks-Heath Elementary Second Grader Sam Killian Named a “Texan with Character” by CBS Channel 11 News

TexanswithCharacterCBS 11 morning news team member Teresa Frosini has named Amy Parks-Heath Elementary second grader Sam Killian a “Texan with Character.” This Friday, October 9, in the 6 o’clock hour of the Channel 11 morning news, Sam’s “Texan with Character” segment will air. (It will most likely be shown in the 6:30/6:45 a.m. time frame.) Seven-year-old Sam has a unique story as he was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at a young age. This spotlight helps the Killian Family’s efforts to raise awareness of the disease and to help raise money for research. On November 1, Sam’s dad, John, will be running in his 10th marathon, which is one of the main ways the parents help raise money through Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD). John has a 50-member team running in the New York Marathon, and participants include Sam’s principal at Amy Parks, Dan Crawford, and Craig Miller from Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket. Please join us in congratulating Sam for representing RISD as one of their outstanding students.