The Karen Michelle Heart Award is presented to a person or organization that exemplifies the true meaning of embracing everyone, while striving to make the community and world we live in a better place for all. 

Laura T Sharpe - CEO of Artists for Trauma

March 2019 Recipient

Karen Michelle is proud to give the Karen Michelle Heart Award to

Laura T. Sharpe, the CEO of Artists for Trauma.

Founded by trauma survivor Laura Sharpe in 2011, AFT was inspired by her personal journey to recovery, in which Sharpe connected with the world of art

as a source of healing from her near-mortal wounds.

AFT reveals and shares the blueprint of Sharpe’s astonishing recovery to help other

Level 1 trauma survivors positively reconnect with themselves,

their families and their communities.


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