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Meet the Community

You are not alone. The entire FA community, also known as the FAmily, is taking this journey with you. Meet a few of our dynamic people with FA below.  New Meet the Community interviews are posted every Monday, so be sure to visit often.  Please e-mail info@curefa.org if you would like to be interviewed for a Meet the Community post.
 

FARA Ambassadors

The FARA Ambassadors are a group of people living with FA who are committed to supporting FARA in the search for a treatment and cure. They represent the community by speaking at events, meeting pharmaceutical partners, giving media interviews, and more.

Meet the FAmily!


Candace Honeycutt

CandaceName: Candace Honeycutt

Age: 43

Where do you call home? Grinnell, IA

Education (degree(s): I graduated high school in 1994 and attended college for 1 year. For the past 3 years, I've taken some classes online and in person. I hope to earn a BA eventually.

What is your relationship status? I am married to my husband of 22 years. We have 2 sons, ages 20 and 18. The 18-year-old is graduating this year and preparing for college in the fall. The 20-year-old attends college about 2 hours away.

Andrew Marshall

Andrew Marshall 4Name: Andrew Marshall

Age: 37

Where do you call home? Johannesburg, South Africa.

What is your relationship status? I am not married.

What's a typical day for you? My days vary. Typically, I focus on a gym routine or marketing my memoir.

How long have you known you are living with FA? I was 16 when I was finally diagnosed after going to numerous professors and doctors.

Laura Rose Ferrarone

LauraName: Laura Rose Ferrarone

Age: 29

Where do you call home? Rochester, NY

Who do you live with? I live alone in my own home, rented from my parents. I have help 24X7.

Kati Hook

KatiName: Kati Hook

Age: 35 years old

Where do you call home? I live in NW Indiana on my parent's farm. I have an apartment in the barn.

Education: I have an associates degree in Occupational Therapy. Through my internships, I learned tips and tricks that have helped me to maintain my independence.

What is your relationship status? Who do you live with? I am single, I live with my Frenchie, Mabel who keeps me very busy.

Rhea Hoffman

Rhea HoffmanName – Rhea Hoffman

Age – 31

Where do you call home? Milwaukee, WI

Education – High School Diploma and a few years of college for Criminal Justice, Fire Science & Psychology.

What is your relationship status? Single, no kids. Live with my older brother & sister-in-law.

What is a typical day for you? Work full time, commute time is about 30 mins each way. We always have a lot of family gatherings during the weekends.

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