Saturday, May 25, 2019

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Spotlight: Alumni Author Series

Breathing Bravely book cover Ashley Ballou-Bonnema photoIn honor of National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, our May featured alumni author is Ashley Ballou-Bonnema (2009).  Ashley was born with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that affects the lungs and pancreas, but she continues to live life to the fullest and help others.  She studied music and French at Augustana, earned a Masters degree in vocal performance from USD, and founded Breathe Bravely, a non-profit working to build community among people affected by cystic fibrosis.  Her book, Breathing Bravely: Giving Voice to Cystic Fibrosis, follows her through one year of her journey, and she continues to blog about living with cystic fibrosis at

Her blog has been featured on the Huffington Post - A Different Love


Read more about Ashley at Augie Forward under 40 feature

Learn more about Breathe Bravely on the web or on Facebook       

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