“It feels really good to visit Miller Children’s and brighten the day for patients by giving them gifts like art hats, shirts and stickers,” Robb said. “It’s great to have my professional surfing and fighting friends take time out of their busy schedules to lift spirits and share smiles with each patient and their family.”
The Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization founded in 2007 to promote awareness of genetic disease and support for patients. In addition to art workshops, one of the Foundation’s programs is Surf Experience Days, which pairs professional surf instructors and novice surf students who have cystic fibrosis to introduce them to the healing properties of exercise, ocean air, achievement and fun in a supportive environment. Hypertonic saline (which is prevalent in the ocean air just above the water’s surface) has been shown to be a natural treatment for people with cystic fibrosis.