As most of you know, after 23 years of teaching Kindergarten, I am now working at School for Advanced Studies. My role at SAS is the Gifted and Accommodations Coordinator for 11th and 12th grade students. I've had the fortune of becoming acquainted with Diego, a student who was diagnosed with CF at the age of 5. In spite of his diagnosis, he has managed to maintain an unweighted 4.0 GPA and a weighted 5.259 GPA. Diego has accumulated hundreds of hours volunteering at Baptist Homestead, Airbase K-8, and with migrant children.
He enjoys teaching others about genetic diseases and clearing misconceptions that others may have. Diego is currently waiting to hear from colleges on the east coast, and he aspires to become a Cardiologist. He has been consistently involved in Great Strides which serves to advance research and improve the lives of those living with CF.
While there have been many medical advances and promising research in the pipeline, there is no cure for CF. I am walking in Great Strides to raise awareness and funds to find that cure. We will not stop until there is a treatment for everyone with CF. Please join our walk team, Scholars Are Supporting A Cure for CF, and consider donating in honor of my sweet pea, Diego.