Olivia T.

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."

My name is Olivia and I am currently a senior at Eagles Landing Christian Academy and plan on furthering my education at Auburn University. Throughout my experiences with CF in high school I have come to three absolute realizations that I would want others in my position to know:

1. You are not defined or limited by anything or anyone.

2. Life is about opportunities, not oppositions.

3. Everyone has struggles, what sets you apart is how you choose to react to them.

CF is not who you are, it is what you have; a medical chart does not define the depths of you. You can be anyone or anything you want to be. Life is not out to get you, because no matter how bleak or hopeless the circumstances, we can always decide where to go from there. My creative presentation conveys that we are all broken, but that it only makes us able to relate to each other deeper; cracks in our lives reveal the raw human spirit in which we all share. Whether or not it is CF, people are broken, but it is in that brokenness that we determine who we are going to be. Cracks in our lives may be ugly, but they reveal the beauty of the human spirit, because only when we are broken, can the light truly get out and only then can we see the faults and struggles that make us equal and that make us human.


Olivia T.'s Artwork

Olivia T.'s Achievements

  • Mission trips to Jamaica, springs 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Varsity Soccer - grade 9-12
  • Junior Class Secretary - grade 11
  • Student Council Secretary - grade 12
  • Mock Trial - grade 11-12
  • Homecoming Court - grade 12
  • Voted "Most Friendly" Senior Superlative - grade 12
  • "Pur[shoe]ing Joy" Committee Chairman - grade 12
  • Model United Nations - grade 10
  • Operation Christmas Child Warehouse Volunteer, winter 2013, 2014