The path I took to becoming a patient advocate was not a straight one. For me, an early career in teaching made me realize how education can change a life. From teaching, I moved into fundraising for educational institutions, which ultimately led me to work in healthcare. Before joining Horizon, I was running patient education programs for the Arthritis Foundation for six years. This involved fundraising and educational events within my local community, which allowed me to blend my passion for education and helping patients. These educational programs were eventually implemented across the country and through this, I formed links with many organizations. One of these organizations was Horizon, and when they offered me the opportunity to join their team, I jumped at the chance.