Three Inspirational Leaders Awarded the Craig H. Neilsen Visionary Prize

October 20, 2021

Kim Anderson-Erisman, Wesley Hamilton, and Alice Sheppard awarded
$1 million each for contributions to the world of spinal cord injury

I am thrilled to announce the 2021 awardees of the Craig H. Neilsen Visionary Prize. The Prize, which was established in 2020 to honor the memory and legacy of Craig H. Neilsen, celebrates individuals who exemplify the values that were important to Craig during his lifetime. His remarkable determination, inexhaustible passion, and ability to inspire are all traits personified by the recipients of this million-dollar, unrestricted Prize.

Our three 2021 awardees, Kim Anderson-Erisman, Wesley Hamilton, and Alice Sheppard, are exemplary individuals who are not afraid to take bold risks, foster collaboration, and advocate for new ideas.  The Prize recognizes the contributions and significant impact they have made and celebrates their influential voices.  Each winner embodies the Foundation’s vision and shows great potential to expand their work or advocate for new ideas for those living with a disability.

I couldn’t be more excited to share this news with you!  Please join us in congratulating Kim, Wesley, and Alice.  To learn more about these inspiring individuals, visit the Craig H. Neilsen Visionary Prize page of our website.

Be well and stay safe,

Kym Eisner
Executive Director