After being diagnosed with FA at the age of 15, I had two choices. I could choose to curl up into a little ball and let FA take over, or I could choose to live my life to the fullest each and every day! With the support of my family and friends, we rose united and were not willing to let FA determine our future. In spite of FA, I chose to Keep Moving Forward with the mentality that Impossible Is Nothing. I earned my MBA and my Masters in Sport and Entertainment Management and currently work for NHL Seattle. I am 27 years old.
I grew up in Seattle, WA and am a passionate Seahawks fan. During the Seahawks' historic run to Super Bowl 48 in 2013, Russell Wilson repeatedly told his team, “Why Not Us? Why can’t we go to the Super Bowl and why can’t we be the best team in the NFL?” Similarly, I want to be the best I can be, regardless of the roadblocks that stand in my way. Like Russell Wilson, I say, “Why Not Me?"