Purple Playas Blog

October 10, 2021

October 2021: Growing up on the Sidelines, This Sib is Going Places!

Bridget is a 20-year-old who is going places; she is a junior in college who is double majoring in Biology and Psychology. These degrees will help her achieve her long-term goal of becoming a genetic counselor. For those who are unfamiliar, genetic counselors translate genetic test results for patients. It is the job of the counselor to take this information and help patients make the tough decisions related to both their families, and possible treatments.  When she isn’t working towards her long-term goals, Bridget reads books, hangs out with friends, and calls her family. Oh, and she is the co-president of her college acapella group, and an RA for freshmen. 
September 2, 2021

September 2021: PPF TODAY! Special Edition EXTRA! EXTRA! Read All About It…

EXTRA! EXTRA! All-Call For Kindness! Positive News is something to SHOUT OUT LOUD about! Learn how we all can spread kindness throughout our world. May you be inspired by these kids, siblings, young adults, parents, and extended family members, who, despite all they endure, rise above and care for others in their communities through their chronically caring acts of kindness!
March 24, 2021

Kerry Wise’s Eagle Scout Project: A “One-of-a-Kind” Work of Art and Love!

Since completing his project, Kerry has begun delivering the five Power Patch Boxes. Kerry constructed them for UF Shands Health Pediatric Hospital, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, Nemours Children’s Hospital, and Camp Boggy Creek. Recipients were overjoyed to receive this great companion to our Purple Playas Coping Kits.
August 11, 2020

Revenge of the Electric Cart: A Short Film of Overcoming Through Hope and Joy

Revenge of the Electric Cart is based on my childhood growing up with a mom with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). My mom was diagnosed when I was 6 years old. The specialist who diagnosed her said that she’d be wheelchair-bound within a year, but she fought that diagnosis with determination and humor. Finally, she found a good treatment when I was around 11.
June 16, 2020

Purple Playas Foundation Announces New Pediatric Fellowship at University of Florida Awarded Through Partnership with the Arthritis Foundation

The Purple Playas Foundation is proud to be co-funding a three-year pediatric rheumatology fellowship with the Arthritis Foundation at the University of Florida Health Shands Children's Hospital.