I am so honored to be selected as one of Nashville's Top 30 under 30 this year! This is an awesome platform to "buy science" for an organization that has entered my realm over the last year. Many of you know our daughter Paisley as an adorable, happy, and healthy blondie. What many of you don't know is that we spent week after week at the doctor with her as a baby, determined to figure out her constant ailments and breathing troubles. Between working full time, finishing my MBA, and being a mom to Annie, I was often at these appointments alone and with a meeting to get to in 25 minutes. In one of these, our doctor floated the idea that we should test her for Cystic Fibrosis. I had no idea what that meant, but I knew that it wasn't an average daycare cold. This was a life-changing disease. In that moment, I had my first brush with CF, and I definitely missed my meeting.
I'm raising this money in the hopes that one day, EVERY parent facing this potential diagnosis can feel the massive flood of relief that I felt when Paisley didn't have it. I also have hope that the huge leaps in the science around Cystic Fibrosis will bring a fraction of that relief to new parents who got a different answer. Thank you for supporting my 30 under 30 campaign!