By Katie Kosters
Terri James Banks, of Kempe’s Under Sixes Program (KUSP), and I were fortunate enough to attend the honorary “7Everyday Heroes” luncheon with Sister Michael Allegri, Kempe’s very own 7 Everyday Hero today, and feel it necessary to make a big deal since we know she won’t.
Sister Michael was first nominated to be a 7Everyday Hero after 10 years of volunteering as a foster parent to 46 abused/neglected children (from KUSP). Due to the high volume of hero nominations, Denver 7 has a lengthy process of selecting the 52 most outstanding individuals to be featured once a week by Denver 7’s Mitch Jelniker on the Sunday 10pm news. Recognition as a 7Everyday Hero is a highly distinguished award, and very much deserved by Sister Michael; she is a huge asset to Kempe and our community.
The story aired on April 12, 2009, here is a link to the article and video: