BOSTON – The Massachusetts State Lottery and the Boston Celtics honored Michelle Shabazz, of Framingham, for overcoming violence at the Celtics game against the Minnesota Timberwolves last night, March 15.
Established in 1997 by the Boston Celtics, The Heroes Among Us program recognizes outstanding individuals who have made exceptional and lasting contributions to their communities. The award is presented at every Celtics home game and pays tribute to the heroic achievements of these outstanding citizens.
Shabazz has shown her community the best way to overcome adversity is to never give up, said the Boston Celtics.
broadstreet zone=”53803″]“Enduring unthinkable tragedies of addiction and violence earlier in her life, she has survived to raise five children including adopting her niece and nephew after their mother was unable to care for them,” said the Celtics. “Determined to promote positive values in her children and with limited resources, Michelle has enrolled in college courses to study human services and work with disadvantaged youth. Incredibly, Michelle finds time to volunteer helping at risk teens reengage with school and to secure housing.”
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