Our guests today are Bailey and her daughter Fiona, today they will tell their story about what Fiona has endured for the last three months in the school district in Palm Beach County, Florida. She has been suspended from school numerous times for not wearing a mask in a state that masks are not mandatory. She is a top student at 8 years old a brave little girl.
Bailey is a Florida native, residing in Palm Beach County where she lives with her husband, stepson, and 2 daughters. Bailey is a former Olympic-level athlete trying out for the women’s ice hockey team in 2000 where the team went on to win silver in 2002, a bone marrow donor and advocate for be the match while also being trained in Emergency medicine. She followed her passion 7 years ago and is now a full-time professional photographer specializing in children and family portraits while also turning out amazing headshots and event photography her passion remains with photographing children. Owning her own business gives her the flexibility to be a coach on the baseball field teaching baseball to 4-6-year-olds as well as a room mom, active within the school volunteering as a member of the PTA where her daughter Fiona attends. She is also the proud mother of one of the bravest and courageous 8 yr olds you will meet. Her daughter Fiona is currently standing up for not only her own rights as a child but the rights of children everywhere by taking on and disobeying the mandate issued by the Palm Beach County school district that violates Florida law requiring children to be masked in the classroom without the option of parental opt-out. For more information go to:https://www.standupforfiona.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/
Our next guest is Hari Ravichandran the founder and CEO of Aura, a digital security company working to make the internet safer for everyone. Ravichandran will educate you about the growing risks and potential threats, and why you should take a proactive approach to protect yourself online vs waiting for something bad to happen. You’ll learn about a new all-in-one security app from Aura, and why this timely information is especially relevant as we enter the upcoming holiday shopping and travel seasons. An engineer by training and entrepreneur by nature, Hari has a track record of founding successful businesses in technology and web security. Hari is named on over 40 approved or pending technology patents, was named Ernst & Young’s 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year (New England), and was also named one of Forbes magazine’s most powerful CEOs 40 and Under in 2014 and 2015. For more information go to: https://www.aura.com/
Our last guest is Courtney Addison she knows all too well the challenges and devastating effects a cancer diagnosis can have on a child and their family. In spring 2020, her three-year-old son Cayden was diagnosed with a high-risk form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). To treat his cancer, Cayden endured surgeries, chemotherapy, and countless overnight hospital stays.
Cayden’s healthy now and shares her family’s experience by Cayden’s side throughout his cancer journey. Courtney will also talk about the valuable support she and her family received from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the importance of LLS’s partnership with national retailer Burlington to drive forward research for better treatments and cures for children with cancer, and how your community can make a difference in the lives of pediatric blood cancer patients like her son Cayden.
LLS is committed to improving outcomes for children with blood cancer. Through the LLS Children’s Initiative, it is offering more free support services and resources for pediatric patients and increasing its investment in pediatric cancer research so children will not only survive a cancer diagnosis but also thrive after treatment for many years to come. As LLS and Burlington celebrate 20 years of partnership and commitment to blood cancer patients, Burlington has committed to a five-year, $20 million investment to The LLS Children’s Initiative, to support more pediatric research grants and break down the barriers that stand in the way of pediatric cancer care innovation, as well as further the mission of LLS.