After volunteering with Penn State's THON (a charity that helps children with pediatric cancer) during my time at school, I knew that I would always have a desire to help families battling this terrible illness.
What I didn't know is what was coming in 2013 that would change that desire into a burning passion to help people through this. When my mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, my world was turned upside down. Roughly 10 months later when she passed away, everything I had known about life seemed lost. I was scared, feeling disconnected, and trying to recover from watching my mom go through pain worse than I could imagine.
But I have been reminded of something important. My mom gave me so much love and made the holidays so special for us, that it is part of my responsibility to share that love and holiday magic with the world. Thanks to friends, family, mentors, and friendtors I was able to pick myself up and start my own business.
I started Overcoming Graduation in 2015 with the goal of helping teach young adults everything I wished I'd known in life to help them graduate to the next level. Ever since I first imagined it, service, charity, donating, and giving back have always been at the core of the business I have imagined. We start that TOGETHER, RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW!
The service in my business started when I donated all the proceeds from the first 3 months of sales of my book to myTEAM TRIUMPH, an organization that helps individuals with disabilities participate in endurance events. Now 10% of every book sold gets donated to their cause.
I want to continue this drive towards serving by making the holidays magical for families all over, let's start with the hospitals in my area near Greenboro, NC.
If you have ANYTHING you can donate, 100% of EVERYTHING we get will be donated to purchasing gifts, helping pay for treatments, gas, food vouchers, whatever the hospitals need WE WILL PROVIDE! I am already talking with associates from Moses Cone Hospital and Duke Pediatric Hospital so the ball is rolling now I just need your help.
If you are willing and able, I would be honored if you would trust me and my friends to bring holiday magic to children in hospitals this holiday season.
I love you all, and thank you!
All the best,
Founder of Overcoming Graduation
Creator and Host of the Overcoming Graduation Podcast
Author of the #1 Amazon Best-Seller, The First Step
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