Inspirational teen honored for community service

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During a West Shore School Board meeting Thursday night, recent Red Land graduate Sean Brame was presented a community service award.

Brame, of Newberry Township, was the recipient of this year’s Harry L. Messick Youth Service award.

Along with his volunteer efforts with various charitable groups, Brame has inspired those all over the area.

His life is nothing short of a miracle. At the age of nine, he survived septic shock. To save his life, his legs, right hand and part of his left hand had to be amputated.

“I want to be the change that I want to see in the world. I was given a second chance at life and I don’t plan to waste it,” Brame said Thursday night.

Now, he is looking forward to the start of a new chapter; college.

On Friday, the freshman will leave for Penn State University.

His major is biomedical engineering.

“My goal is to design prosthetics for children,” Brame said. “To see what I have struggled through and to see what some other kids struggle through, to be out there to make a cheap, high quality product for kids is something I would love to just be able to give back.”

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