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Testimonial - Gage

" Gage was born premature at 34 weeks and stayed in the hospital for 4 weeks after his birth. Once he was able to come home, we were constantly in and out of hospitals and doctor's offices. After moving to Texas in January 2012, Gage was finally tested for Cystic Fibrosis. Since then he has had to do daily breathing treatments, as well as take numerous other medicines. CF is a life threatening disease that effects the lungs and GI system. Gage started taking recreational classes at Texas Star Gymnastics in 2015 and moved to the competitive team in June 2016. Gage has not had as many breathing issues since he joined gymnastics. He is becoming stronger physically and mentally. Now he says his goal is to become an Olympic Gymnast. His father and I, and of course his coach, are all for that. This is one determined little boy with big dreams. Let's make his dreams come true.

Gage's Mother

Gage with his Coach, Mark Garcia

Welcome back!
Monarch School

September kicked off the start of the school year and the return of the schools the DFF scholarships. Welcome back Avondale House, Monarch Institute and Next Step Academy! We are looking forward to another great year! 

Next Step Academy

Avondale House

Sixth Annual Meeting!

The Sixth Annual Meeting was held on September 21st at the Moody Gallery. We had an incredible turn out to celebrate the conclusion of our 6th year providing a healthier lifestyle to our deserving youth, raising $21,050. One of the DFF scholarship recipients from Next Step Academy, Tyler, read a letter he had written describing how much he enjoys his gymnastic classes. Thank you Tyler for your touching presentation! 
Thank you to all of our donors, sponsors and volunteers for making this such a successful event! Click here
to view more pictures from the evening

DFF Founder, Carly Markesich with founding board members Chris Campbell and Glenda Clerc

Courtney Green, Lydia Bardin, Carly Markesich, Tyler Garza, Reyna Olvera and Micheal Porter
Join Team DFF for the Cypress Kids 1k, 5k or half marathon!

  • Run or walk a Kids 1K, 5K or half marathon
  • Sunday, November 13, 2016 - Register early for a discount!
It's easy to join Team DFF:
  1. Register for the event click here
  2. Set up and share your personal story/fundraising page
*The registration fee only applies to the event, it does not benefit the DFF. 
For help setting-up your page contact: Shannon Harlan at 713-680-0045 or shannon@discoverfitnessfoundation.org 

Ways to get involved and help grow the Discover Fitness Foundation:
To get involved click the links above or contact 
Shannon Harlan at 713-680-0045 or Shannon@DiscoverFitnessFoundation.org

 October  2016
Who We Are

Discover Fitness Foundation (DFF) is a  nonprofit corporation that centers in awarding athletic scholarships to children with special needs, fighting obesity, and talented athletes with financial struggles.
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