Faces of Fearless℠ | Blue Cross Blue Shield

The Faces of Fearless Award celebrates people like you – people who fearlessly persevere, triumph and inspire – as you overcome challenges and live a healthier life. So earlier this year we asked you to tell us how you took on your biggest challenge and how Blue Cross Blue Shield helped you along the way.

Hear the stories of this year’s winners below and see how they embody the spirit of Live Fearless.

Karen Cantafio

After suffering a brain aneurysm, Karen wasn’t expected to survive, let alone walk or talk again. BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York was by her side every step of the way, actively supporting her recovery in the hospital – and at home.

See how Karen became known as her hospitals “Wonder Woman”, and continues to defy the odds

Caleb Wilson

Caleb was a high school senior when he was in an accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down – requiring 15 surgeries. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee’s team went into action to get a new system authorized and ensure he always had the equipment and supplies he needed.

See all that Caleb has accomplished to maintain his independence.

The Faces of Fearless program returns January 17, 2019. Stay tuned for more details.



BCBSA and Not Impossible Labs present the Faces of Fearless Healthcare Innovation Award to smartphone-based applications that help overcome opioid use disorder and support people with autism. 

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an association of 36 independent, locally operated Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield companies.