What would you like all of the Growers to know about AARBF?
AARBF is personally, not only a burn foundation that assists burn survivors, but it’s a huge family that has been part of my life for over 12 years! The foundation has made a positive impact in my life and I can owe it all to these people who are part of this foundation for making me the type of person I am today. I am just grateful that there are fundraisers like these to help provide more for the foundation for burn survivors, like myself.
How has the Foundation helped you get where you are today?
The foundation personally has made me who I am. I view life in a very positive and beautiful perspective, and I also view obstacles that come my way in a chance to let me grow as a person. Also those qualities that some people are embarrassed or ashamed of, either physically or emotionally, I view those beautiful and try to get them to notice them as a blessing. Besides helping me build my personality, the foundation has motivated me to pursue my dream goals because it has taught me that no obstacles, not even my burns, can stop me from my dreams.
What are some of your favorite memories with AARBF?
AARBF has provided many memories that I will always remember and cherish, but the two amazing events that I always look forward to in attending would be Champ Camp and the Young Adult Summit. Champ Camp was the first event that I attended to when I first came part of the foundation and this event has given me all my friends that I love today. This camp is like my version of Disneyland because it is where I let go of all my troubles and get away from reality and get a chance to just have a good time with all these wonderful people with amazing backgrounds. Like Champ Camp, the Young Adult Summit is an event that I always look forward to because not only is it an chance to escape from reality, it is also a chance for me to think deep into my thoughts and remember why I am proud to be a burn survivior and also to look back to my past and be happy with what I overcame.
Thank you for your responses, Anahi! Keep pursing all of the opportunites that CSU Monterey Bay has to offer!