Michael Brennan Courage Award
Ali and Christina Christensen, Top Ten Finalists on “America’s Got Talent.
This award was established in 2000 to hour the memory of BEF’s friend and colleague Michael Brennan. It is awarded to outstanding individuals living with cystic fibrosis.
Singing Sisters put Cystic Fibrosis in the National Spotlight. Ali and Christina Christensen thrilled the cystic fibrosis community in 2010 when they made it into the Top 10 on the popular “America’s Got Talent” television show. The singing sisters, who both have cystic fibrosis, charmed the show’s celebrity judge panel and won over a national audience. Alexa (“Ali”), 21, and Christina, 14, were presented with the 2011 Michael Brennan Courage Award during the Boomer Esiason Foundation’s Annual Awards Gala 2011. This award is given annually to outstanding individuals living with CF.
Jeffrey Holmes Photography, New York event photographer, covered the event for the Boomer Esiason Foundation this year as well as the past years. His event photography is published in the Boomer Esiason Foundation’s printed and web marketing and public relations program throughout the year.
Alexa and Christina Christensen are sisters from Idaho Fall, who since childhood have astonished audiences with their singing and songwriting talents. Even bigger that their voices are their spirit. The two siblings were diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when they were very young. Initially performing as soloists. The girls joined together in 2011 to sing Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb” as a special tribute at their older sister’s funeral. Each have their unique strengths. Ali is a vocalist of many talents including yodeling. Tiny Christina’s giant voice left the crowd amazed.
Christina and Ali’s dream is inspiring people who face challenges or have lost hope. Their message is that while everyone has to navigate personal trials, each is a gift where there is joy to be experienced and dreams to be realized.
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