Lisette LeCorgne, holding her Ben’s Bell, with (from left) Michelle Wilhelm, Anne Knoop, Ronda Segerman, her nominator Emily Gaylord and Kate Jordan. LeCorgne gives free physicals to students for Special Olympics competitions.

Jeannette MarÉ

The recipient of this week’s Ben’s Bell is nurse practitioner Lisette LeCorgne.

She was nominated by Emily Gaylord, a physical therapist and Special Olympics coach at Lynn-Urquides Elementary School in South Tucson.

LeCorgne provides free physicals to students who want to participate in Special Olympics competitions but do not have the funds to pay for doctor visits.

“Without her generous donation of time and expertise … these students would not be able to participate in Special Olympics programs,” Gaylord wrote in her nomination.

“Every time I call her to come to school, she happily agrees and takes time out of her busy schedule to accommodate us. She is genuinely excited to meet and work with our students,” Gaylord wrote. “She takes the time to get to know each student and their medical needs.”