I had the opportunity to speak to 2 different high schools here in South Carolina about Cystic Fibrosis. The first one, Gilbert High School, invited me to speak on Tuesday evening to one of their student organizations, HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America). HOSA has adopted the CF Foundation as their service project (for the next 2 years). I went to college with one of the advisors (Hi, Sue Ellen!) and she invited me to speak to the group. Will wasn't able to join me as planned that evening, so my faithful friend Brandy joined me for the special occasion. I won't lie, I was nervous. I was actually a little intimidated going to speak to a group of 30-40 teenagers. But, I knew this was my opportunity to share about CF and what impact they are making by supporting the CF Foundation.
|I talk with my hands, can't you tell :)|
|Bad pic, but I brought a bag of my meds to show everyone.|
|My right-hand (wo)man!|
My second speaking opportunity was at my alma mater, Emerald High School. I spoke to my little brother's Genetics class. He is doing a report on CF and invited me to speak to his class on Wednesday (of course, he gets some extra credit!). I spoke of the same topics and again was surprised at the attention from the class. I guess I don't give teenagers enough credit, but they were very interested and engaging. I'm very thankful that I had the opportunity to speak to these students and spread awareness about CF.
|Emerald High School|
|Forgot to take a pic that day, but here's me and my not-so-little, little bro :)|
I'd love to continue working to spread CF Awareness - perhaps, I've found my calling...