WHY WAS WISHING' U WELL CREATED?
This organization was created because of detrimental mental health in the special needs population! During COVID-19, these individuals may feel more secluded and run down than ever! This is a safe space where they can practice all aspects of their health from the comfort of their own home, and potentially create new life skills, valuable lessons, and even some friends along the way.
MEET OUR TEAM
The Roots of Wishing' U Well
FOUNDER AND CEO - SHOSHANA FOLIC
Shoshana is a senior in South Florida, hoping to graduate and go to college for a degree in nutritional science on the pre-med track. In her free time, she enjoys running for her school's varsity cross country and track team, cooking, and hanging out with friends. Her passion for helping others, knowledge of health-related issues, and empathy all came together to form Wishing' U Well. She saw something was missing in the community, and as mental health issues had increased in the special needs world during COVID-19, she wondered what she can do to help, and Wishing' U Well took off!
OTHER LEADERSHIP MEMBERS
Vice President- Cassidy Lehman is a junior in South Florida who hopes to earn a master's in business administration and management in the future. She plays volleyball both in and out of school, is part of the choir, and partakes in various other clubs in school. She says "Personally, I love working with others through the Wishing' U Well program and feel extremely grateful to be able to do so since it allows me to connect with others in the community."
Secretary- Hailey Berger is a sophomore in South Florida who plans on majoring in psychology with a minor in criminal justice in her future. She plays both ice hockey and lacrosse while being a member of several school clubs. She loves working with Wishing' U Well because she gets to make her partner's day as well as provide them a place of security and freedom to speak their mind.
Social Media Design Team Member- Ashley Katz is a sophomore in South Florida who hopes to study food science or psychology in her future. She does track for her school as well as the student senate and is a member of several clubs. She loves working with the special needs community through Wishing' U Well because she loves making people happy and seeing the smiles on others' faces.
Social Media Design Team Member- Mia Perez is a sophomore in South Florida who plans on going to law school in her future. She plays both golf and lacrosse, is in her school's student senate, and is a part of several clubs. She says "I love working with the special needs community through Wishing' U Well because I love being able to help others, even if it is the smallest way possible."
Outreach Officer- Cole Nossen is a sophomore in South Florida who is interested in studying engineering in college. He plays hockey as well as partaking in many school clubs, and is a student senate officer. He enjoys working with the special needs community because he enjoys making a positive difference in others' lives.
Outreach Officer- Christopher Moore is a sophomore in South Florida who hopes to study engineering in college in the future. In his free time, he plays hockey and other sports, volunteers with a number of organizations. He believes that working with the special needs community proves that no one is the same and it allows for each of us to come together and form unbreakable bonds.
(Not Pictured) Sponsor- Debbie Lombard