Celebrating Heroes


Healthcare Heroes: Rebekah van Gessel, Chris Snell, Ashley Snell, Clint Snell, Carlos Garcia, Norma Garcia, Clyde Massey, Karla Spero.

Again this year, members of our staff attended and thoroughly enjoyed the LSU Health Sciences Foundation’s An Evening for Heroes.  As a company, Snell’s O&P was also proud to be a Valiant level sponsor of this very worthwhile endeavor.

The Foundation recognizes and honors health care professionals each year, from 911 operators and EMS responders to nurses, physicians and therapists who helped save lives in trauma and emergency situations. This year’s event featured a new mother’s survival story and a young burn victim who found his voice after a devastating fire. In addition, military heroes were honored from Barksdale Air Force Base.

Each year that we attend An Evening for Heroes, we are all inspired by the stories of the professionals who were involved in life saving care, as well as by the patients who survive and thrive after a life-altering situation.

LSU Health is the largest employer in Shreveport and contributes an impressive one billion dollars annually into our local economy. Support from our community is essential to attracting and retaining world-class physicians who are there when we need them.  This event provides a way to connect to the teaching, the healing and the discovery that go on right here in Ark-LA-Tex.