Meet the Team

Who We Are

Maddy Palmer

Founder 

Hi everyone! I am 25 years old living with Cystic Fibrosis in the greater Philadelphia area. I established Creating Sunshine Forever to help the Cystic Fibrosis Community during these trying times. My life goal is to radiate sunshine until we find a cure for all people living with Cystic Fibrosis.

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Maddy Palmer

Founder 

Hi everyone! I am 25 years old living with Cystic Fibrosis in the greater Philadelphia area. I established Creating Sunshine Forever to help the Cystic Fibrosis Community during these trying times. My life goal is to radiate sunshine until we find a cure for all people living with Cystic Fibrosis.

Molly Palmer

Event Planning Director 

Hi I’m Molly Palmer, I’m 28 and also living with Cystic Fibrosis. I’m proud to be Maddy’s big sister. I’m excited to be apart of Creating Sunshine Forever! When people meet us they think we are twins, both having infectious smiles and heartwarming personalities. Maddy is and always will be my hero and inspiration.

Neema Athia

Digital Media Director 

Hi there—my name is Neema Athia I am 25 and living my best life. Maddy and I met 11 years ago and who knew my 13 year old friend at the time was going to change my life for the better. Through the years, I’ve attended many CF walks with Maddy and her family as I continued to learn more about life living with CF.  I even ran a half marathon with Maddy for the Boomer Esiason Foundation for CF. It is an honor to join an organization such as Creating Sunshine Forever where through rays of light we will be able impact people from around the globe who are affected by Cystic Fibrosis. 

Emily Rother

 Director of Grants and Finance

I’m Emily Rother, an average 24 year old girl living in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Before 2017, I had little to no education on Cystic Fibrosis and the effects it took on it’s victims - then I met Maddy. She was open and inspiring, a firecracker of energy. She educated me throughout our time at Penn State together and continues to every day. I am excited to help others through Creating Sunshine Forever as the finance and outreach coordinator. 

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