I’ve always believed in following my dreams and that anything is possible, never letting anything get in my way. Sometimes the road to those dreams has been rocky costing me a lot. I have often questioned whether I took the wrong path, but in the end, I can honestly say that most have been without regret. I love adventure, exploration, and am passionate about giving back and making the world a better place.
I’ve always chased my own dreams and made a reality out of most of them. A few years back I had a knock on my door telling me my only child had died. By the grace of God, he was spared in the operating room. Long story short…….after a very long recuperation we both needed to get back out there. I wanted to start my own business and remember asking my son what he thought of the names: Chasin A Dream Photography or Gypsy Soul Photography. We both agreed on Chasin A Dream……always chase dreams and when you achieve it, find a new one and go after it with all you have.
Life’s a short dance,
KITING FOR KIDS
I am passionate about helping others and giving back, particularly when sick children are involved.
In 2013, I along with a few friends started a local beach toy drive for kids battling cancer called Kiting for Kids. The first year we collected about 50 toys. In 2016 Kiting for Kids collected thousands of toys and gift cards which enabled us to completely take care of over 100 children. We not only took care of the child but also their siblings and parents struggling with mounting medical expenses. We go big and make big smiles happen Christmas morning. The community totally gets involved from school kids decorating collection boxes to businesses vying for the most toys to #fillthebox. In addition to taking care of the kids, we also donate toys to local organizations that assist sick children: Pediatric Oncology Support Team, Quantum House, and Kids Cancer Foundation.
More information can be found on Facebook at Kiting for Kids.
FREEDOM WATERS FOUNDATION
My favorite charity is without a doubt, Freedom Waters Foundation whom I have been associated with since 2011.
As their Program Coordinator in Palm Beach and Martin County, we pair boat owners with children battling cancer and other life-threatening illnesses and disabilities to get them on the water. There is nothing like an afternoon boating to forget about being sick and just relax and have fun….for both the child, their siblings and parents. This is such a rewarding experience for the boat owners and families alike.
We also take veterans boating and if you’d like to get involved I can always use more boats to take kids out and get their dose of Vitamin Sea. www.freedomwatersfoundation.org