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2005 Winners

Joann Tyler of Mine Hill. Joann Tyler’s heart is filled with love – for her three birth children, her seven adopted children and more than 20 foster children, many with special needs. In addition, Joann is now feeding the homeless, preparing breakfast and dinner for more than 50 people a day.

David Butler, MD of Norwood, who for 13 year has made two to three visits per year to Haiti’s Hôpital Sacré Coeur to provide obstetrical and gynecologic surgery services to poor and underserved women who travel as far as 20 miles for care. Each day, Butler performs five to eight surgeries and sees between 70 and 100 patients.

Arthur Ackerman of Port Norris adopted and raided four children with Down Syndrome and other special needs. “What the family lacks in money, and in many other things for that matter, they make up for in love and happiness,” says a friend.