“I am involved in the Donor Network of Arizona as a volunteer & I am also a Lung Transplant Foundation Mentor for other Pre- transplant patients, as well as a Lung Institute monthly support group. I do all of this in my ongoing effort to “ give back or to pay it forward in order to honor my Donor.”
Currently working on a wonderful Oscar Party. We are so excited to use this opportunity to introduce Valley Youth Theatre to a whole new group a philanthropists and arts supporters. Also, currently working on our 30th Anniversary Season which will open with Disney’s Newsies.
We are expanding our existing space by 2700 square feet to add not only much needed space, but a teaching kitchen and GiGi’s Playhouse Career Development Program- designed for adults with Down syndrome to learn foundational skills to prepare them for improved job opportunities in the community.
Boston Marathon bombing survivor and creator of Still Blooming Me, a resource for other terrorist attack survivors who are living with PTSD. In addition to my personal healing journey and all the effort it takes, I am working on finding new ways to reach and help other victims of terror who are struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder.
For our monthly Frontdoors e-magazine, weekly Knock newsletter and daily web and social media posts, we are excited that the Fall season of giving in our community is upon us! This October will be a very special month celebrating cancer survivor stories – something that is very personal to me.