Brooke was born in October 1990. At age two, she was diagnosed with AHC. Brooke copes with the
stressors caused by AHC by engaging in a number of positive activities.For example, every weekend, she exercises at the local gym where she participates in a 30-minute circuit training workout routine. During the summer, Brooke’s favorite form of exercise is swimming in her pool…despite it being a trigger of an AHC episode. Brooke wanted to display these pictures on her honorarium page to show how she maintains an active lifestyle.
Additionally, Brooke enjoys spreading kindness and generosity by giving back to the community as a dedicated volunteer. She spends most weekday mornings volunteering at senior centers, libraries, card stores, gift shops, food pantries, schools, the AHC Foundation, and others. Volunteering provides valuable opportunities for Brooke to showcase her well-developed social skills, computer skills, and hardworking attitude. It also provides a variety of teachable moments, allowing her to learn and foster a variety of new skills to further enhance her resume.
When Brooke is not volunteering, she partakes in one of her many hobbies such as cooking, baking, doing crafts, making bracelets, and making candy. Brooke possesses a strong desire to be able to do typical activities. Volunteer work and ongoing development of new skills motivates her to continue to strive toward her goals and keep an optimistic outlook. Brooke wants to instill that same hope and positivity in other individuals who have AHC. Brooke’s wish is that the doctors will soon find a cure for AHC! Until that time, Brooke wants to continue to live her life to the fullest!
One thing is for sure…she will not let AHC win!