Community Liason: Jill Worley

    

    I spent the last 20 years working in the veterinary and biomedical research fields. Prior to that I went through a Veterinary Technology program and then later received my BSEd in Earth & Space Science Education. Between the veterinary knowledge and earth science education, I’ve had a very interesting working career, but one thing was common throughout it all – I actually loved the paperwork! There’s a reason…

     Since I was a little girl, I've had a love for paper. I would spend all my allowance and birthday money on it. I would cut it, glue it, color it, fold it, just whatever creative idea came to mind. I loved it – and still do! Today I'm a little more focused on my use of paper. After my husband and I had twin boys, I became addicted to scrapbooking, and of course, we all know paper is crucial! So for over 20 years all that pretty paper has helped create scrapbooks that will give my grandchildren (someday, I hope) a look at their family history.

     Family is what connected me to Scrapping for a Cure. My brother died of Cystic Fibrosis when I was 4 months old. I don’t remember Roger, but I do remember my parents’ grief of losing a 4 year old son at various times while growing up. Back in 1960 very little was known about CF, but today with all the medical research being done, children with CF are hopeful a successful cure will be found. Working with the Scrapping for a Cure event allows me to do my part to help raise the needed funds to continue this crucial research. Please join us in making futures brighter for those with CF!


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