A Brave Beginning

Our Founder

Breathe Bravely was founded by Ashley Ballou-Bonnema, a thirty-one-year-old musician, teacher, wife and friend striving to get the most out of a life living with Cystic Fibrosis. She is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those impacted by cystic fibrosis through awareness, education and the sharing of her own beautiful journey. 

Originally, in 2014, Breathe Bravely found its voice in a personal blog reflecting Ashley's journey with CF. In 2015, with the voice and support of many, Breathe Bravely grew into the impactful nonprofit it is today - dedicated to giving voice to CF. 

Follow Ashley's personal journey with CF at www.breathebravely.blogspot.com


Hear Ashley's story to unleashing her voice...