Cristian Rivera Foundation

What Does It Mean To Live Life “Full Steam Ahead?”

Have you ever asked yourself,  “Am I living my best life?”, or “How can I move forward even in this tough time?” If you answered yes, then we can definitely relate! For many of us, we are always looking for ways to grow and learn as we seek new opportunities. Today in this blog, we share what it means to us to live each day “Full Steam Ahead,” and how you can too!

What does “Full Steam Ahead” mean to our organization?

Each day our team is reminded of Cristian and his battle. He continues to motivate our team in achieving our mission of creating more awareness about DIPG, and finding a cure someday. We would not be where we are without you and are grateful for all your love and support!

Our nonprofit has become a source of support, information, and financial assistance to families affected by DIPG, and we feel very blessed to be helping affected families and their children. We have been able to connect them with doctors who have been able to provide them with different tools they need in order to navigate this horrible disease.

We have learned that living our lives “Full Steam Ahead” means persevering, even when we become tired and when life gets difficult. We’ve also learned that it means keeping Cristian’s legacy alive, and coming together as a united voice for those who have been affected by DIPG too. We will continue working together to find a cure for DIPG.

Here are some helpful ways to approach your life“Full Steam Ahead”

  1. Reflect on what it means to practice perseverance.
  1. Practice self- love and share your love to others, just as Cristian did.
  1. Enjoy the present, look positively towards the future.
  1. Have a vision and set short term and long term goals you want to accomplish.
  1. Make time for yourself and your others.
  1. Stay grateful, honest, humble and kind.
  1. Lend a listening ear to someone in need.
  1. Take a positive approach when it comes to problem solving.
  1. Allow yourself to do things that push you outside of your comfort zone.
  1. Volunteer.
  1. Be open-minded and seek out opportunities that are self-guided.
  1. Never give up, stay strong and remain  true to your values.

We hope we’ve encouraged you to remain strong and to keep pushing on, “Full Steam Ahead!” Although life has its tosses and turns, we are rooting for you always. Thank you for your love and support, and always remember to live your life with passion, and never give up!

By: AnneMarie Hoopes

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