Cosmic Glue, Kris Kringle, Agitation or part of the Dream Team are some of the many positions or “titles” I’ve held but being asked to serve on the Board of Directors by Joanna for the Living Well organization and ultimately to be elected as Treasurer, is my proudest title yet. As a long time Tallahassee resident, graduate of Leon High School and Florida State University I am very proud to call the Tallahassee area of Florida my home. My association with Breast Cancer began with my Mother first diagnosis in 1980 and after her divorce in 1981 I began my journey as her primary and only caregiver. After a second diagnosis and subsequent mastectomy 1991 she has been cancer free and currently lives with me, my wife Melanie, Step-daughter Francesca and Granddaughter Juliette along with various animals around our “small farm” on the northside of town.
My first association with Living Well was shortly after Joanna and Jennifer had formed the organization. A Leon High classmate had recently been diagnosed with breast cancer and through Facebook a pep rally was organized to show support for her. With Joanna being an old friend I asked her to stop by and meet our classmate and talk with her and just be a friend who had been through this. They of course became great friends and my classmate was in the first Living Well Fashion Show.
As I mentioned earlier, I have been a part of this organization from the beginning and will continue to assist the organization in anyway possible to carry on the mission and attain the goals that Joanna and Jennifer envisioned when they started Living Well.