Ever since I was 17 years old and came out publicly about my CF, I have wanted to start my own foundation to have the ability to help others all over the world who also live with CF. I wasn't sure as to what exactly or how exactly I was going to do that just yet, but talking with my family we decided having my own foundation one day would be the perfect outlet to do just that.
My family and I have had a jar at our family restaurant saving up change for many many years to one day be able to start my foundation. About a year and a half ago my dad came to me and told me him and I have a dinner date. Over dinner my dad told me he had been saving money over time on his own to start the foundation. He then proceeded to tell me we have raised enough money to start my foundation. Of course, in that moment I completely lost it. So may emotions ran through my body at once. My whole life was about to change in the most incredible way. My dream and passion was actually becoming reality. How fortunate and blessed I am to have the family I do to make my dream come true.
Since that day, I have been working my butt off to get this foundation up and running so I can help adults living with Cystic Fibrosis all over the world.
With this foundation, I will be helping adults, ages 18 and older, living with Cystic Fibrosis to maintain their independence as well as become independent. When living with this monster many things can happen unexpectedly. For example, your insurance drops you, you don't have the money to pay for your medication refills, maybe you need help with groceries one month or you're in the hospital for weeks or months at a time and bills still need to be paid. I would love for this foundation to be your answer while you are healing.
So here I am trying to change the world one person, family, and community at a time.