Tara G.

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."

"Your victory is right around the corner, never give up."-Nicki Minaj. This quote embodies just the advice I would give to other individuals conquering their Cystic Fibrosis battles as they enter high school or college. My journey with Cystic Fibrosis has not been an easy one, but a blessed one. I believe that God selects certain individuals he believes to be strong enough to handle this life changing disease. To those who are entering high school or college, there will be late nights after a school activity when you must stay up late to finish your treatments for the day. At that point you will be thinking, "No other teenager has to do this," but just know that no other teenager is strong enough to handle CF and its challenges. Each young adult endures a phase where they feel it is no longer necessary to complete their treatments, but learn to push past this phase it is only there to harm you! I have learned how truly strong I am through my struggles and I encourage others to push themselves to attain every goal they desire. The goal to be more, see more, and achieve more is possible with faith and perseverance. Through high school I was able to participate in several activities because I made keeping myself healthy a personal goal. Cystic Fibrosis is not a convenient disease but once an individual is able to accept its daily challenges it truly becomes a blessed challenge in this life.


Tara G.'s Artwork

Tara G.'s Achievements

  • Varsity Cheerleading 2013-2015 Captain (2014-2015)
  • Varsity Show Choir 2012-2015 Girls Dance Captain (2014-2015) Best Female Soloist (2014)
  • DECA Member 2014-2015 Treasurer (2014-2015) State Qualifier (2014-2015)
  • Youth Enrichment Services Member (2012-2015) Event Coordinating Manager (2013-2015)
  • Vernon County Youth Task Force Member (2013-2015)
  • Shopping with Santa Fundraising Member (2012-2015)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Member (1996-Present) Event Coordinator Dunk for A Cure (2014) Walk Fundraising
  • Employed at Nevada Veterinary Clinic Part-time (2013-Present) Kennel Crew Employee
  • Employed at 3M Nevada College Temporary (2015)