Dr. Sanjay Kupta with CNNDr. Sanjay Kupta
, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent and columnist for Time Magazine shares Shanna’s story.
Mayo Clinic 150th Anniversary Features Shanna’s Story
With the celebration of Mayo Clinic’s 150th Anniversary
, remarkable patient stories were shared. Shanna was featured not only because of the unique surgical procedure she had experienced, but primarily because of the love, compassion, and mentor-ship she has shown to other children facing childhood cancer.
The Truth 365 – The Cup Song with a 180 Degree Twist
Shanna recently joined forces with The Truth 365
in order to give childhood cancer a voice. Their mission is to inform and bring awareness of the critical need for funding pediatric cancer research. In this video Shanna joins three other cancer survivors, all with a rotationplasty, in an effort to introduce millions to the world of childhood cancer.
Amazing Woman Award
Shanna was awarded the Amazing Woman Award by KTTC Television in 2013, for her outstanding community service and for her love of children dealing with cancer and amputations. Several members of the community express how she has touched their lives and how she continues to impact the children she mentors.
Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Shanna was honored to be one of ten students from across the nation who was named as America's top youth volunteers by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, personally congratulated each honoree at a gala dinner reception in Washington, DC. The following year, Shanna served on the prestigious "National Selection Committee" where she had the honor to meet First Lady Laura Bush at a private reception at the Smithsonian's National Museum of History.
KTTC News Story
Shanna featured as one of the nation’s top ten youth volunteers on KTTC Television in 2008.
Shanna shares her insight on what living as an amputee is like. This short video was produced by Prosthetic
in Rochester, MN where Shanna is proud to receive her care. "In my opinion Prosthetic Laboratories is top notch. I have worked with them for over a decade now, and they have always provided very professional and friendly service. I would recommend them to anyone seeking excellent prosthetic care." – Shanna Decker
Mayo Clinic Educational Video on Rotationplasty
Shanna is featured in this educational video (produced by the Mayo Clinic in 2010) where she describes what living with a rotationplasty is like. You will gain a greater understanding of this remarkable procedure as detailed animation will explicitly explain the entire process. "I count rotationplasty as one of the greatest blessings of my entire life." – Shanna Decker