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Brendan Welsh

What's up guys?!
I'm Brendan Welsh.  I'm 24 and from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. I am temporarily living with my parents while I search for a job.  I graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in December where I studied Computer Science (Information Technology) and Environmental Health.  I have a deep passion for all things of environmental consequence.  Those who follow me on Twitter and/or are my friends on Facebook are already well aware of this. 
Over the past few years, I have fallen in love with Anne Frank and her diary.  She was forced to live silently in hiding for years. Even though, this was the worst situation imaginable for a talkative, young girl, she kept an optimistic and positive attitude throughout the diary.  This is the attitude I wish to emulate and bring to the Ambassador Program and to the FA community in general.  We have been put into some pretty tough circumstances but I'm making it my personal mission to remind everyone that they have reason to remain optimistic.  
There are so many awesome people in the Ambassador Program and elsewhere in the FA community around to help us stay positive through our difficult situations.  "[We were given] burdens...also shoulders".  That's a saying I keep close to my heart both literally and figuratively. It's tattooed on my chest.  It's a reminder that we don't necessarily have things easy but we're equipped to handle them.
I was given the opportunity to do a Meet The Community interview for the FARA Ambassador Blog.  If you'd like to check it out for some more information on me, here's the link:!

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The FARA Ambassador Program

The FARA Ambassador Program

The FARA Ambassadors are a united team of patient volunteers living with FA who are committed to supporting FARA in the search for a treatment and cure.
Together we seek to know more about FA, and FARA so we can be prepared to represent the community when the opportunity arises; speaking at events, to volunteers, potential donors, scientific groups, pharma partners, media interviews and other awareness and fundraising opportunities. We believe support is key to continued success toward our ultimate goal of treatment and a cure. Participants in the FARA Ambassador Program are passionate about building and upholding relationships within the FA community.
The FARA Ambassadors are positive, supportive, peer representatives for the FA community, actively raising awareness and funds for FARA. To learn more about the FARA Ambassador Program or to have a FARA Ambassador speak at your event, please contact:


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