UPDATE: TONY HANSBERRY GETS HONORED FOR MEDICAL CONTRIBUTION
Tony Hansberry II (remember him?) walked the red carpet at the 2012 McDonald’s 365 Awards at the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans, Lousiana this past weekend on July 6th.
The gifted teen shared the spotlight with legendary singer Chaka Khan and youth activist Mary-Pat Hector. Tony was honored for his medical contributions to aiding in strengthening the African American community.
Tony has been credited with developing a method of reducing the amount of time it takes to perform hysterectomies and potentially reducing the risk of complications after the procedure. He accomplished this when he was only 14 years old!
The eighteen year old wiz kid has already been compared to medical students when he was only in the 9th grade.
Also in attendance at the event were Rev. Al Sharpton, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Tamia, and Grant Hill.