Dear Supporters of the Chiera Family Foundation,
Words cannot even begin to describe how lucky I am to have met this family. They adopted me and my family instantly and we have been close ever since. I began attending the Chiera Golf Classic when I was 8 years old shortly after I had been to camp for my first time. I was not able to understand fully what this foundation and these passionate, loving people were doing. As I got to go to camp time and time again and build memories that will last me a lifetime, I began to realize that without the Chiera Family Foundation none of that would be possible.
I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia when I was 6 years old. Between my single mom and my aunt, they made sure I was taken care of and got everything that I needed to fight my cancer and get better. None of us could have ever imagined where all that would lead us later in our lives. I am now 23 years old, a college graduate, a graduate student studying Social Work and a Family Advocate for the Pediatric Oncology Support Team, Inc in West Palm Beach, Fl. I get to work with children who have cancer and their families every day.
The Chiera Family Foundation has helped me go to college through scholarships, supported me along the way and even been a smiling face when I was having a rough day. I cannot explain what these people mean to me in words because there are no words. They truly adopted me and have helped me through every moment of my life. I am forever thankful and greatful for them and for you, who have been supporting them for over 20 years.
The Chiera family is part of my family and I could not imagine it any other way. Thank you for all that you do.