2022 CYCC Celebration Event Recap

View of the audience looking at stage, seated in front, standing in back
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center for 2022 CYCC Celebration

On the evening of June 23rd, CYCC celebrated families and the council’s work over the last couple of years at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, NH.  The highlights entailed; a PhotoVoice Gallery project that is apart of the the council’s year long Needs Assessment in collaboration with JSI/Community Health Institute, and five CYCC Champion Award winners.

The PhotoVoice Project gives a descriptive qualitative account to go along with the data collected from the Needs Assessment survey.  It is an immersive experience into families caring for a youth with a chronic health condition.  The families, including the children, took many photos to capture their day to day life.  The best were chosen and the families wrote about their thoughts along with the photos.

The five Champion Award winners exemplify the definition of being leaders in their community, while at the same time educating the public on chronic health conditions.  Please look for personalized summary posts of each winner, Lillian Brady, Bayleigh Clock, Sadie McCallum, Liberty Fink, and Emma Parcells on the website in the next few weeks.

The celebration continued with an Uno’s pizza dinner, crafts, scavenger hunts, a Planetarium Show and an appearance by Wonder Woman. Sadie McCallum, one of the Champion Winners, exclaimed at the end of the night, “This was so much fun!  I felt like I fit in and belonged with everyone attending.”


Council members stand with Wonder Woman and a child in a wheelchair. They are all holding small signs that say CYCC Rocks
Tim Guidish, Wonder Woman, Audrey Gerkin Karin Mortimer and her son, Tyler Mortimer


Large photos with text presented on tripod stands in a gallery line
PhotoVoice Project Gallery


Backside view of several people looking at a row of photos on tripods
PhotoVoice Project Gallery
A plane in the foreground below a second floor balcony with people walking in front of photos on tripods
PhotoVoice Project Gallery continuing upstairs on Discovery Center balcony
Four people sitting with masks on, far right youth holding a plaque award
Champion Award winner Bayleigh Clock on far right with her family and friends


Children surrounding a table with super hero capes to decorate
Super Hero Craft Table and Photo Props


A purple darkend room with kids sitting in auditorium seating listening to a speaker up front
Planetarium Show


Two kids in super hero capes exploring a museum exhibit and the parents stand behind them.
Exploring the Discovery Center


Teenager in a specialized pink wheelchair using the stairs with a man looking on behind her
Sadie McCallum using her specialized wheelchair down the stairs.


wonder woman standing next to a girl wearing a blue top and flower skirt in a wheelchair. The girl is holding a leash for a white curly dog.
Wonder Woman with one of the youth attendees.


Young boy with dark curly hair wearing a yelllow eye mask and superhero cape with one arm out and then other on his hip
Superhero Kid


Child on left looking straight ahead with bag on shoulder wearing a mask standing next to young boy in wheelchair looking at wall exhibit
Youths enjoying the Discovery Center


Two teen girls in wheelchairs talking with standing adults standing in a circle
Families enjoying the Discovery Center


Two teen girls in wheelchairs, one with dark short hair and the other with long red hair
Champion Award Winners Sadie McCallum and Emma Parcells
A father in a blue tshirt behind his daughter sitting in a wheelchair with a red shirt
Dad and Daughter attending CYCC Celebration


Two woman standing side by side with their arms around each other. On the left is wearing a red dress with black cardigan and woman on the right wearing a blue and white dress.
Council Administrator Audrey Gerkin and Chair Karen Livernois


council members smiling standing on stage in a row
NH CYCC Council Members left to right: Rep Betty Gay, Kristin Bonny (Secretary), Tim Guidish (Treasurer), Karin Mortimer, Audrey Gerkin (Administrator), Karen Livernois (Chair), Deodonne Bhattarai (Vice Chair), Regan Lamphier, Joshua Hilliard (Dept of Insurance), Sylvia Pellitier (NH Family Voices)

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