Alexis S.

Undergraduate Recipient

"What inspirational advice would you give to others with CF entering high school or college? As part of your essay, please also explain the significance of your creative presentation to your journey with CF."

If I had to give inspirational advice to others with CF entering high school or college, I would tell them to relax and go with the flow. Yes, our bodies run differently than most, which ultimately brings up its own set of problems, but we should not let these issues affect our dreams and goals. Being creative and thinking outside the box is essential for those with CF. We usually have to take a different route to get from point A to point B. Every obstacle, CF related or not, is a mind game. You are only held back by the limits you set yourself. If you put your mind to it you can achieve. There will be times when you want to give up. There will be times when you are not sure if it is worth it. There will be times when you do not know what to do next. These times are crucial. You learn determination, dedication, and pride. The road that lies ahead may be bumpy, but it will be worth it. Do not give up.


Alexis S.'s Artwork

Alexis S.'s Achievements

  • National Honor Society
  • Peer Mediation (Secretary Junior Year)
  • Gateway Humane Society
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Make A Wish
  • Special Olympics
  • Red Cross Bloodmobile
  • Church Volunteer
  • Part time Employee JCPenney