Sarah YourmanAchievements

 

 

Health related:

 

  Nominated as a sophomore to represent her high school in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, which honors outstanding community service by young Americans. (November 2005)

 

  Speaker in attendance for the re-launch of the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPARX.org) program and to coincide with matching 600,000 patients in just 100 days. (July 2005)

 

  Appeared in NJBiz Newspaper in an article as the official “launchee” for an innovative outreach program which makes information available about free and low-cost prescription drugs readily available. (June 2005)

 

  Featured in a newspaper advertisement for Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) program PPARX.org Appeared in Role Call, Washington Post, Washington Times and New Yorker Magazine (2005)

 

  International Diabetes Youth Ambassador (IDYA). Read story at the following link: Sarah Yourman (March 2005)

 

  Initiated a club called the Juvenille Diabetes Awareness Club (JDAC) at Fair Lawn High School to raise awareness of the growing epidemic of diabetes in the United States and to continue to send children to camp in the summer to learn what is necessary to live with diabetes!

 

  Named to the PhRMA Speakers Bureau. I have done a couple of speaking engagements and appeared in a couple of magazines and newspapers on Capitol Hill in April. Link (January 2005 – ongoing)

 

  Panel speaker to launch the RX4NJ program. Rx4NJ.org is a program that connects qualified, low-income people with prescription drug assistance programs, direct from the pharmaceutical manufacturer. They offer a single point of access to public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. (January 2005 – ongoing)

 

  Received The President's Gold Volunteer Service Award” from the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation! I received the Gold Award for committing over 100 hours in a 12 month period as a 14 year old (December 2004)

 

  Nominated as a freshman to represent her high school in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, which honors outstanding community service by young Americans. (November 2004)

 

Lilly for Life Achievement Award: Presented on October 26, 2004 in the 17 and under category for her outstanding work and personal efforts to benefit the diabetes. The award came with a $1,000 award to be given to Sarah's favorite charity. She chose Camp Nejeda, a camp for diabetics. Highlighted in press release and story featured on website, www.lillydiabetes.com (October 2004)

 

  Volvo for Life Awards: Named in the Top 100 list of semi-finalists in Volvo for Life Award Heroes for 2004 out of 2,800 nominees. Featured on the Reuters Billboard in Times Square. Highlighted in press release and story featured on website, www.volvoforlifeawards.com (November 2003 – April 2004)

 

  TOBI: Everyday Heroes: Named an Everyday Hero Living with Cystic Fibrosis. Highlighted in the 2004 TOBI Calendar and www.abouttobi.com website; Chiron Corporation (2004)

 

  Pulmozyme: Heroes of Hope: Tagged to narrate introductory video and internet videostream for a program which will profile exceptional people who are role models for others living with cystic fibrosis; Genentech, Inc. (September 2003 - present)

 

  Patient profile: Nutropin: Profiled as taking a Genentech medicine and how it has made a difference in her life; Genentech, Inc. (September 2003 - present)

 

  Spotlighted in an article entitled, “Great World Out There” in the Cystic Fibrosis Research Inc.’s quarterly newsletter (June 2003)

 

  Participant in press conference: Preferred Drug List Proposal Jeopardizes Quality of Health Care - New Jersey (June 2003)

 

  Diabetes Positive Magazine: Positive Profile: Sarah Yourman (March 2003)

 

  USAA U-Magazine: Goals and Successes: Sarah Yourman (December 2002)

 

  Shared personal story about living with cystic fibrosis on cystic fibrosis website; www.mycysticfibrosis.com (June 2002)

 

  Participated as part of a science report about genetic diseases, spoke about cystic fibrosis and day-to-day living with two life-threatening illnesses with sixth grade students from private middle school in New Jersey. (May 2002)

 

  Highlighted on local town website, Fairlawnnews.com in an article entitled: Courageous Sixth Grader (February 2002)

 

  Participant in press conference: Citizens For Better Medicare: Patients Express Concern that Big Government Plan Will Impede Access to Life Saving Medicines (September 2000)

 

  Patients Speak Out: Website about Medicare Reform (2000-2001)

 

  Participant in press conference: Senator Bob Bennett (R-Utah) introducing United States Senate Legislation to protect the privacy of medical records. Washington, DC (April 2000)

 

  Alabama Business Monthly: Scandipharm (August 1997)

 

  Television Series: HealthQuest: Living with Cystic Fibrosis (August 1997)

 

  Featured in the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Annual Report (July 1996)

 

  Star Ledger Newspaper: Changing insurance reforms before the NJ Legislative Oversight Committee with photo (May 1996)

 

  Bergen Record: Insurance reforms aren’t working (May 1996)

 

  Featured in newspaper advertisement for Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). Appeared in Role Call, Washington Post and Washington Times (December 1995)

 

  Featured on the cover of P&S: College of Physicians & Surgeons: Columbia University (Winter 1992)

 

Ongoing:

 

  Member of Xtreme Athletes against Drugs & Tobacco www.xtremeathletes.us, an organization focusing on educating young people about the dangers of smoking and of illegal drug use.

 

  Interfaces with people in a positive nature, discussions of living and dealing with cystic fibrosis and diabetes.

 

  Sarah has much experience dealing with public situations. This has given her exceptional poise and self-confidence in dealing with large groups of people and being in the spotlight.

 

  Featured on Cystic Fibrosis website (www.reachingoutfoundation.org) as “a medical miracle”

 

  Maintain a website: www.sarahyourman.com, which includes tips for newly diagnosed families and about living with cystic fibrosis and diabetes.

 

  Featured on www.esiason.org as a role model for the cystic fibrosis community.

 

  Featured on www.talentedkids.com as a talented athlete.

 

  Active member of the High School graduating class of 2008. Participates in Interact, Masques and created the Juvenile Diabetes Awareness Club (JDAC) which raises the awareness of Diabetes, fundraising for diabetes organizations and educating about good nutrition. and spending quality time with family and friends.

 

  Fundraising and volunteering for cystic fibrosis and diabetes organizations.

 

  Cameo Role in “Super Size Me”, 2004 documentary

 

  Cameo Role in Warren Miller's 55th annual film, “Impact”

 

Sports-Related:

 

        Competed in the 2005 Winter NASTAR Ski Competition and eligible for the National Championships

 

        Competed on the Fair Lawn High School Cross Country Team (Fall 2004)

 

        Featured in an article written by The Park Record, Park City, UT; entitled Sarah Yourman isn't letting lethal lung condition stop her at NASTAR”

 

        Shopper Newspapers, Fair Lawn community view article: “Chronic Illness Won’t Keep Yourman Down; Thirteen year-old has earned a nomination for a national hero award”

 

        Competed in the 2004 NASTAR National Championships at Park City Mountain Resort finishing 7th in her age group in the country.

 

        Competed in the 2004 Winter NASTAR Ski Competition finishing 1st Nationally, in New Jersey and her home resort, Hunter Mountain, and eligible for the National Championships

 

        Competed in the 2003 NASTAR National Championships at Park City Mountain Resort finishing 9th in her age group in the country.

 

        Competed in the 2003 Winter NASTAR Ski Competition finishing 1st in New Jersey and eligible for the National Championships

 

        Highlighted by the Pittsburgh Gazette, as member of the Xtreme Athletes against Drugs and Tobacco Program at the Pittsburgh Regatta, August 2002

 

        Qualified for the Freestyle Eastern Regional Championships, placing 4th in Aerials (Winter 2002)

 

        Placed 1st in the Mt. Snow Mogul Meet (Winter 2002)

 

        Consistently placed in the Top 5 in Eastern Region Mogul and Aerial competitions (Winter 2001 and Winter 2002)

 

       Named “Rookie of the Year” by the Mount Snow Freestyle Team (Winter 2001)

 

       Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge, Killington, VT: 1st place Sponsor Team (Winter 2000)

 

       Featured nationally in the 1999-2000 literature for the Presidential Physical Fitness Award

 

       Received the Presidential Physical Fitness Award for the three years offered, only girl in school district to receive award for three straight years.