The Jesse Isabelle Spirit Award

The Jesse Isabelle Spirit Award is to recognize a child with great passion and spirit in memory of Jesse Isabelle, whose life ended too soon in June of 2006. He was a beloved son, brother, and uncle of the Sheehan/Isabelle family. He attended Perkins School for the Blind during 2005-2006, one of the happiest years of his life. It was a time of discovering independence, creating true friendship and living his life to the fullest. Jesse touched so many lives, and one of his ways really came to life through his spirited enthusiasm for his beloved Red Sox.

Xavier Fidler selected as the 2023 Spirit Award Winner!

Xavier Fidler selected as the 2023 Spirit Award Winner!

Each year, the Jesse Isabelle Spirit Award is given to a child at Perkins School for the Blind who exhibits great passion and spirit in memory of Jesse Isabelle. This year, the Jesse Isabelle Spirit Award recipient was Xavier Fidler.

Lily Burke selected as the 2022 Spirit Award Winner!

Lily Burke selected as the 2022 Spirit Award Winner!

My mom and I were honored to travel to the Perkins School for the Blind on July 22 to give away the 2021 Jesse Isabelle Spirit Award! It is always nice to see everyone but especially wonderful to meet Lily Burke in person and present this incredible annual award.

Doryan Lockett selected as the 2021 Spirit Award Winner!

Doryan Lockett selected as the 2021 Spirit Award Winner!

Today was an amazing day! We traveled to the Perkins School for the Blind in Massachusetts to give away the 2021 Jesse Isabelle Spirit Award! Congratulations to Doryan as this year’s recipient. Raury-Jesse Skyped from Florida to announce the winner! How cool!

Madison Logan chosen as the 2020 Spirit Award Winner!

Madison Logan chosen as the 2020 Spirit Award Winner!

Madison is a spectacular individual who is extremely enthusiastic and a fierce advocate for what is right and just. She is the first to speak up with she feels that she or someone else is being mistreated or wronged. Her presence consistently inspires excitement and...

Annikamarie selected as 2019 Spirit Award Winner!

Annikamarie selected as 2019 Spirit Award Winner!

We are so excited to announce Annikamarie as the 2019 Spirit Award Winner. This sweet soul is an excellent representative to continue the celebration of our Jesse. JESSE'S TREE CONTINUES TO FLOURISH One of the things we look forward to most each year is seeing how...

Logan Gaboury Selected as 2018 Spirit Award Winner!

Logan Gaboury Selected as 2018 Spirit Award Winner!

We were incredibly excited to be attending the Perkins School for the Blind's Lower School Graduation this year to present the 2018 Jesse Isabelle Spirit Award. This year, Tyler and Carol presented the award and it was such an honor to be able to present the award to...

Aidan McNeely Selected as 2017 Spirit Award Winner!

Aidan McNeely Selected as 2017 Spirit Award Winner!

On June 13th, our family attended the Perkins School for the Blind's Lower School Graduation to present this year's Jesse Isabelle Spirit Award. Auntie Laurie presented to award this year and did a fantastic job. We were so excited to meet this year's Spirit Award...

Chloe H. selected as 2016 Spirit Award Winner!

Chloe H. selected as 2016 Spirit Award Winner!

Jesse Isabelle Spirit Award 2016 Finalists Amalia Alexandre (3 Nominations) I would like to nominate Amalia Alexandre for the Seventh Annual Jesse Isabelle Spirit Award. I have worked with Amalia over the past school year and collaborated with her team who has worked...

Maggie N. was chosen as the winner for the 2015 Spirit Award!!!

Maggie N. was chosen as the winner for the 2015 Spirit Award!!!

Maggie is a charming girl. Although she has communication challenges, she manages to connect with everybody. She has a positive and friendly attitude. Besides, she’s a hoot. I want to nominate Maggie N. She is graduating from Lower School this year and has been...