Grant Recipients

  • Amanda Murphy | Ewing, MA | Age: 9

    Amanda has been dancing for four years, and used her recreation grant to continue with her dance classes.
  • Karen Giovannetti | Ewing, NJ | Age: 55

    Karen’s Cystic Fibrosis had restricted her from working around others and therefore works from home every day. She was feeling very isolated and inactive and knew she needed to make some changes.
  • Laura Jay Ballinger | Plainfield, IN | Age: 27

    After Laura stopped playing tennis in high school and college she struggled to find an aerobic activity that she truly enjoyed.
  • Della Anne Gallagher | Waxhaw, NC | Age: 22

    Since Della Anne was a little girl she dreamed of being a professional ballroom dancer. She loves to dance because it is a fun way to exercise her whole body.
  • Katherine Low | Sandwich, MA | Age: 24

    The hardest thing for Katherine about having CF is thinking about the future and worrying about what lies ahead.
  • Kevin Pollison | Succasunna, NJ | Age: 13

    Kevin used his recreation grant to continue swimming on his swim team. Swimming is his favorite activity, not only because it improves his lung function but because he likes meeting new friends.
  • Nathan List | Oakdale, CA | Age: 25

    As a child Nathan was not able to participate in activities like football and basketball like the other kids his age because he was too sick.
  • Martha Garvey | Maplewood, MN | Age: 19

    Martha feels that snowboarding has had a positive impact on her life both physically and mentally.
  • Sara Martins | Peabody, MA | Age: 10

    Sara has already been dancing for a number of years and wants to one day be a professional dancer. She used her grant to continue doing dance classes.
  • Jennifer Gavilanes | Orange, CA | Age: 32

    Jennifer loves to workout and used her recreation grant to get a gym membership for her and her peer support person.


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