As we wrap up pride month, we have a lovely story to tell you. It’s Wes Hawkins story. All of us at The Bonnell Foundation know there are many people with CF that are in the LGBTQ PLUS community. Host Laura Bonnell saw a post by Wes Hawkins on FB. He shared his CF journey and his coming out story. The Bonnell Foundation wanted to share his story on our podcast. Wes is 30 years old. We start the podcast talking about his CF health, and then he tells us about when and why he decided to speak his truth. Wes lives in Oklahoma; he has two older brothers who do not have CF. He grew up in a religious family. His Dad, in the early days, raced greyhounds and he was a young boy surrounded by hundreds of dogs. Wes now lives in his own house on his mom’s ranch where he is surrounded by 70 cattle, a horse and miniature pony.
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To meet Wes: https://www.facebook.com/wes.hawkins.9
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The original music in this podcast is performed by Kevin Allan, who happens to have Cystic Fibrosis. You can find him on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/KevinAllanMusic
This podcast was produced by JAG in Detroit Podcasts: https://jagindetroit.com/