You'll recognize Terrie Hall from the startling anti-smoking commercials she has appeared in as part of the "Tips from Former Smokers" national tobacco education campaign.
A lifelong smoker, Hall developed mouth cancer and throat cancer that led to surgery to remove her larynx. She has a permanent stoma, or hole in her throat, and a voice prosthesis that must be replaced every few years.
She'll will receive the award in a ceremony Wednesday morning in Washington.
Here's a link to the story I wrote about her last year: