In honor of International Women’s Day, here’s a collage I made of just a few women and girls who inspire me. There are many others, but these are all somehow related to my efforts at Juggling for Jude! From top left moving clockwise…
Marlo Thomas, for her work at St. Jude, keeping her father’s dream alive to leave no child with cancer behind.
Kayla, my amazing friend who has brain cancer, and is fighting it with the help of her doctors at St. Jude!
Julie Foudy, for being an amazing soccer player and setting the stage for so many women in the sport, and mostly for her work to inspire young girls to give back through sports.
Kate, another young patient at St. Jude, who beat cancer and is now back competing in gymnastics–she’s amazing!
Beyonce! Because…Girls Run the World!
The US Women’s National Team, because they are great role models and inspire a generation of girls to play soccer.
My amazing sister, Lyle, who is 13 and shows me how to be a good person and smile all the time!
Helen Keller, who fought like crazy, even though she faced many obstacles.
And then there’s me in the middle. I hope to inspire girls like me to see how they can use their talents or passions to make a difference in the world.
Maybe you’ll donate to St. Jude in honor of one of the amazing women in your life!