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Courageous countdown: No. 4

Portland, ME, Financial Programs Compliance Manager Heather Adams and Scarborough, ME, Operations Support Specialist Tom Leahy

Link is looking back at the year in “Heroes’ Corner” with a countdown of the five most-viewed articles.

Coming in at No. 4 is “Life line,” the story of Heather Adams.

The Portland, ME, financial programs compliance manager responded to a kidney donation plea in her community without knowing that the 31-year-old woman in desperate need of transplant surgery was colleague Tom Leahy’s daughter, Katelyn.

“Every time we see Katelyn living a full life, so much healthier than she was, we are so incredibly grateful to Heather,” Leahy said earlier this year.

If you know of heroic colleagues like Adams, the Postal Service wants to know about them, too.

Employees recognized through the Postmaster General Heroes’ Program must be nominated for the award. Corporate Communications reviews nominations for accuracy, then sends them to the Inspection Service and the Office of Inspector General for approval.

Following approval, each nominee receives a commendation letter from Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan.

Honorees are also featured in Link’s “Heroes’ Corner” column. Additionally, a heroes’ wall at USPS headquarters in Washington, DC, displays stories and photos.

To nominate an employee, complete PS Form 400, Corporate Communications PMG Hero Nomination, and email it to

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