My journey with Terp Thon started because I wanted to get involved on campus, and I saw how much everyone in it said they enjoyed it. I also have a personal connection to child illness because my sister, Christy who is 9 years old, has Crohns Disease. She was diagnosed when she was 6, and I have watched her struggle with it and come in and out of the hospital since. She is not treated at Children’s National, but I thought this was the best way I could help other kids like her or in worse situations. I am on the recruitment committee because I love people and showing off what I am enjoying doing. Ever since I joined Terp Thon I have found a new part of me and I have learned so much about myself and philanthropy.