Elizabeth Aquino, a past recipient of a CAREGIFTED Getaway, has been an active member of the epilepsy community, founding a non-profit foundation called PACE (People Against Childhood Epilepsy) that raised several million dollars for cutting edge research and eventually folded into CURE. She also served on the board of several non-profits serving the special needs community, including The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles and Realm of Caring.
Christianne Balk is a poet, mother, and advocate for her grown daughter with Cerebral Palsy. You can find her online here. Her new book of poems, The Holding Hours, is now out.