The Breathe for Bea Foundation recently opened their cystic fibrosis scholarship program to people living with CF regardless of their state of residence. The foundation also offers other financial assistance regardless of residence. Here are a couple of quotes from the Breathe for Bea Foundation web site:
The mission of the Breathe for Bea Foundation is to help individuals with Cystic Fibrosis, as well as families who have a loved one with CF to care for, fight this disease by providing financial aid to help alleviate the burden of medical costs that come with treating CF, scholarships to help those with CF achieve their dreams of a higher education, hospital care packages, lung transplant aid, and through other efforts. By providing this assistance, it is our hope that we can lessen some of the stresses that can go along with living, and caring for someone, with Cystic Fibrosis.
The Breathe for Bea Scholarship Program was launched by the Foundation in 2018 in memory of our cherished Ashley “Bea” Briggs who passed away in early 2017 at the age of 29, after a courageous fight against complications brought upon by Cystic Fibrosis. Ashley never let CF stop her from pursuing her dreams and, after graduating from Sacred Heart High School in Kingston, Massachusetts, she went on to pursue and obtain a bachelor’s degree from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. It is her spirit and determination that has driven the Breathe for Bea Foundation to establish this scholarship program, as we want to help others who are living with Cystic Fibrosis achieve their dreams of a higher education too.