My husband, Jimmy and I have lived here in sunny Southern California since 2006, along with our four beautiful children, Claire, Joshua, Emma, Olivia. Then, in January 2016, our seemingly carefree days turned into our worst nightmare when Joshua was diagnosed with DIPG. As a result of a surgical biopsy, Josh fought the remainder of his days with severe brain injury and went home to his Heavenly Father on September 25, 2016. Nutrition, natural supplements, in home PT, OT, acupuncture and support from MLP, all gave him the means to survive and thrive for those 8 1/2 months.
My identity is rooted in our family's strong faith, our great love for America's favorite pastime, my passion for a healthy lifestyle, and my desire to make an impact on the needs of our communities. I am honored to continue the work that began with Josh's journey to advocate for the children and families in this community. I hope my past experiences, my efforts through the JoshStrong Legacy Memorial Project and my enthusiasm for building awareness will add to the diversity of this group. I look forward to working together to make a difference, to honor our son and to change the face of pediatric cancer.
Why I Love MaxLove
The community that is MaxLove Project is vital to the emotional, physical, psychological well being of our local pediatric cancer children and their families. Although my son, Josh, is no longer here with us, without the proper nutrition, integrative therapy and emotional support he received, we would not have had those precious few months more that we had with him in the end. We strive to work tirelessly to promote awareness, education and improve the quality of life so the entire MLP family survives and thrives.