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NBC 5's Amy Sillan Earns National Gracie Award From Alliance for Women in Media Foundation

NBC 5's Amy Sillan, Director, Integrated Marketing Solutions, will receive a national Gracie Award for her contribution to the station's "Courageous Kids" series shining a light on the achievements of children living with a health challenge or special need.  

In news stories and across all of NBC 5's digital platforms, "Courageous Kids" showcased remarkable North Texas kids doing extraordinary things despite having a disability or life-threatening illness. With guidance from medical experts in children's health, NBC 5 focused on a child's achievements rather than leading with their disability or illness.  

Amelia Morrow is an officer for her 4-H group, the Texas Wranglers. Now 15-years-old, it wasn't until she was five when she first started speaking. Since then, 4-H and equine therapy have helped her accomplish a lot.

"These amazing stories would not have been told if it wasn't for Amy's leadership, creativity, and heart," said Tom Ehlmann, NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 President and General Manager. "Amy guided a large, station-wide team in making two years of 'Courageous Kids' possible."

A 7-year old from Frisco is living proof that practice make perfect and that's why she's an NBC 5 Courageous Kid.

The Gracie Awards are presented by the Alliance for Women in Media, a foundation honoring outstanding programming by, for and about women. Sillan will be presented the award on June 26 in New York City.  

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