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Film-maker Dan Habib to be honorary chair of annual Champion Children luncheon

CONCORD – Dan Habib, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, will serve as the honorary chair of the Council for Youths with Chronic Conditions’ annual Champion Children/Outstanding Adolescents’ luncheon. Each year school nurses and others nominate children with serious health conditions who demonstrate courage and resiliency.

Habib created “Including Samuel,” “Who Cares About Kelsey?” and many other short films on disability-related topics.  Habib is a filmmaker at the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability. He is currently working on a new documentary, Intelligent Lives, which will examine our society’s narrow perceptions of intelligence.

The week is an annual celebration of “amazing young people who overcome serious, prolonged health issues,” said Jeff Woodburn, the Executive Director of the state Council for Youths with Chronic Conditions. The Champion Children luncheon will be on Monday, November 26 at 11 am at the Concord Holiday Inn.  Nominations are welcome by emailing jeff@nhcycc.org.

The CYCC is a statewide advisory and advocacy organization that addresses issues that impact the lives of children with chronic illness and their families. More information is available at www.nhcycc.org.