George Was Told He Would Need to Go On Disability – He Had Other Plans

Jan 19, 2017 by AFP

Meet George Wass, a field director with the Americans For Prosperity Foundation. When George was only 8 years old, he was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, a life-threatening disorder that impacts the respiratory and digestive systems. He was told that he was only expected to live into his 30s or 40s, and that he would need to apply for disability as soon as he turned 18, due to the nature of the disorder and his need for a double lung transplant. Determined to seek his own path to prosperity, George went to work as soon as he turned 18 and managed to provide his own health insurance soon after.

Despite the difficulties of life with Cystic Fibrosis, George was able to serve as a volunteer firefighter for two years, and now serves as a field director for Americans for Prosperity Foundation in Greensboro, N.C.. He’s making a difference by spreading the message of freedom and self-reliance, and his story shows us that personal choice and fulfillment are what make a meaningful life!

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