Kylie Sandberg - Virginia My Role Model: My Mom Inspire Team
Growing up I was very close with my mom. She taught me some very important things throughout my childhood. Above all she taught me the importance of service and giving back. I grew up with lots of family history involving cancer. I lost both of my grandfathers to cancer and my dad is now a cancer survivor.
As a child I remember my mom taking me to numerous Relay For Life events throughout the community. Relay for Life is The American Cancer Society’s largest fundraising event. Later in my life in March of 2020 I decided to take on my 8-year-old dream of opening my own bakery and turning it into a reality. I started to sell sugar cookies and decided to donate all of my money to Relay For Life to help fundraise for Cancer Research. Without my mom’s constant support, I would not be able to say, “I raised $8,000 for my Relay For Life team”.
My mom is my best friend and my biggest fan. I want to thank my mom for being the strongest, kindest, and most compassionate mother and friend. My mom graduated from Old Dominion University from their nursing school, and I plan to follow in her footsteps. I will be attending ODU in the fall of 2021 to studying nursing. I love you mom and I’m so lucky to have a best friend and mom all in one.