Growing up, Mia France always felt different than her peers. After being born with severe scoliosis, her adoptive parents brought her to Gillette. But as time went on, it all took a toll on her. Finding a place that celebrated her uniqueness made all the difference. “The number of memories and friends I made here have made it seem like a sanctuary rather than your typical hospital,” she said. Upon graduating from college, she saw a job opening on the marketing and communications team. Having firsthand experience as a Gillette patient, she jumped at the chance to be a part of the mission. Now a marketing project associate, she sees the organization from a whole new perspective.
When not at work, Mia loves to travel. “As someone whose lifespan was always in question, seeing as much as I can is a huge priority for me. So far, I have been out of the country 3 times, have taken countless flights and gone on road trips across America. I hope to see more and experience the world and all it has to offer,” she said.