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."
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
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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!
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.