CP Family Board of Advisors
Make Lemon Aide Foundation for CP thanks our CP Family Board of Advisors for bringing the CP community together through various efforts, being the voice for their children, and advocating for our mission.
Kristie Maxon is a compassionate wife, friend, daughter, volunteer, and, most importantly, Mom to Brayden, one of our nine-year-old CP warriors. Kristie lives in West Seneca, NY with her husband, Patrick, and son. When Kristie isn't working her home MLM business with Young Living, she's advocating for the Make Lemon Aide Foundation and other partners, including the Aspire Center for Learning, The Miracle League, and Sensational Fun. Kristie attended Hilbert College in Hamburg, NY and holds a B.A in Criminal Justice with a minor in criminal psychology. Her wish for CP is that ultimately we find a cure, but in the meantime she hopes that this foundation and the many people who are a part of it become a huge part of the reason CP becomes nationally funded and more research can be done. She also wishes for love and acceptance for all those battling this diagnosis.
Kelly Heine is blessed to be Mom to Dylan and Quinn. Dylan is 15 years old and a proud CP Warrior, who was born prematurely at 33 weeks and diagnosed at 10 months. Quinn is 13 years old and Dylan’s biggest supporter.
Kelly graduated from the University at Buffalo with a BS in Business Administration. She works part-time as a certified personal trainer at World Gym and as Business Development Manager for Benzinger Clothing Care. She also volunteers with Special Olympics New York Western Region for the annual Polar Plunge, and Hamburg Central Schools PTA as Middle School Treasurer. Kelly is excited to be a strong supporter of the Make Lemon Aide Foundation for CP and to spread the word to other families dealing with CP.
As any mother of a child with cerebral palsy (or special needs) will attest, day-to-day life includes multiple doctors visits, physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic care, massage therapy, helping with homework, and researching all avenues for therapy and a cure. She hopes for acceptance and integration with peers and throughout life so that Dylan and all children with cerebral palsy have a full and happy life.