Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Heroes of Hope

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.

--Joseph Campbell

Genentech, the pharmaceutical company that makes Pulmozyme (tm) has a program that honors adults with CF who are positive, impactful examples of hope and encouragement to others in the CF community. The Heroes of Hope award is given monthly. People who have been honored with this award include Beth Sufian and Michelle Compton. Both are names I recognize from their involvement with Adult CF resources such as cysticfibrosis.com, thebreathingroom.org, and the CF Roundtable.

The qualities of a Hero are taken from the program's website.

Who is a Hero?

A hero is a role model who portrays hope and strength
A hero takes intiative and pursues goals and dreams
A hero is motivated to live life to the fullest
A hero has a positive approach to life.
A hero uses his/her skills to help others as well as themselves
A hero contributes to the community

If you would like to learn more about the Heroes of Hope program, its mission, and how a hero is selected, please visit the following link: Heroes of Hope

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