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Wacee Simenson Wins Prestigious Inspirational Award

On Saturday, August 5 at the Big Sky Pro Rodeo in Great Falls, Wacee Simenson and his family received the 2023 Perseverance Character Hope buckle. Sponsored by the Heckman family in collaboration with Hoglund's Western Wear and Montana Silversmiths, the award is presented annually in the memory of Rocky Joe Heckman. On April 22, 2017, at age 58, Heckman passed away from brain cancer.

About the award, Wacee's mother, Tomi Simenson, said: "We were blessed with an amazing surprise last night during the Big Sky Rodeo in Great Falls. We can't begin to express how thankful we are for Wacee's health...