Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Toni Harris


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This month's Hero of Hope Living with CF, Toni Harris, age 48, is an exceptional woman who was diagnosed with CF when she was 39-years-old. Even though she was diagnosed later in life, Toni has an amazing positive attitude and fearless nature, taking on any obstacle that stands in her way. Never allowing CF to get in her way, Toni makes sure she keeps as active as possible and welcomes any sort of adventure that can push her limits. Toni has even developed a list of things she would like to accomplish. The number one goal on her list: Skydiving. I had the pleasure of interviewing Toni over the phone and we could of talked for hours, she is truly amazing and very inspiring

"I live by this motto every day: Live life without expectations. If you live life without setting such high bars, you will never be disappointed.When I wake up, I know I am blessed and when I'm having a bad day, I don't care because I'm still blessed. It is important to keep a positive attitude because it is the biggest determinant of how much we can accomplish. I live my life not allowing people to feel sorry for me because I refuse to be labeled or put into a box. When I'm having a bad week or couple of days, I'll keep to myself.  I want the world to see me as a strong, working, independent woman who is capable of doing everything."
   
Heroes of Hope™ Living with CF recognizes individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) who live full and productive lives while managing their healthcare needs. To date, Heroes of Hope has honored more than 70 outstanding individuals with CF around the United States. Heroes of Hope recipients inspire others through their outstanding accomplishments, dedication to health maintenance and contributions to their communities. 


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2 comments:

mistieleigh said...

wow. great thoughts. i need to think more like her and remember the positive and that i am blessed even when having a bad day, etc... thanks.

Formerly known as Frau said...

Love her motto! I can see why she is so special!