Bonnie is the mother of one beautiful daughter, Anna, and one beautiful angel in heaven, Maya. She is the co-owner of Third Eye Brewing Company where she is also the¬†Event Director and Social Media Manager. She also own’s Bonnie Collins Design and started a non-profit for pediatric cancer called The Live Like Maya Foundation.

The Live Like Maya Foundation raises funds for pediatric cancer research and supports families dealing with the devastation of pediatric cancer. Bonnie’s angel Maya, passed away after a 6 1/2 year battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Annabella, Bonnie’s daughter is a rising senior at Xavier University studying nursing and Spanish. She has aspirations to become a midwife and is passionate about equitable healthcare and community engagement. She identifies as a queer feminist.

Bonnie’s Favorite Quote:

“I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me a magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. Our proper function is to LIVE, not to exist. I shall not waste my days….I shall use my time.” (Jack London, slightly edited)

This is how Maya lived. Every day she relished life. She hung her head out the window in the car because it was not often she could feel the fresh air on her face after spending months in the hospital. She taught me to never take life for granted. 

I will always #LiveLikeMaya.

 

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