On Friday, September 12th, 2014 Michael Bortolotto received the prestigious Cathleen Lyle Murray Foundation award from the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Development Medicine.

Michael received this award for demonstrating an effective and unique humanitarian approach through advocacy, leadership, community service, and life experiences within society to promote a better understanding of theĀ advancement in society of person with disabilities. To watch his acceptance speech, double-click here.


Over the past 68 years, this award has been presented to individuals like:

  • Ted Kennedy, United States of America, Senator for the State of Massachusetts.
  • Frank Chang, Medical Doctor/Surgeon, Childrenā€™s Hospital in Colorado.
  • June Isaacson Kaliles, Advocate & Disability Policy Consultant, Centre for Disability & Health Policy.
  • Lynn T. Staheli, M.D., Founder of the Global HELP Organization.