Kristie Griess is a wife, mother of three, and the CEO & Visionary Founder of Mickie’s Miracles, a non-profit organization dedicated to global pediatric epilepsy awareness and education. As a rare disease advocate, Kristie urgently supports families access the best medical care for their child. Her daughter, Mickie, survived brain surgery for epilepsy the day before her first birthday. Mickie’s miraculous recovery is the inspirational force that drives the vision to bring epilepsy out of the darkness and into the light. Kristie has spoken before the U.S. Congressional Neuro-Science Caucus, produced a public service announcement on Infantile Spasms, and shaped the passage of an epilepsy resolution by the California Legislature. Her background includes over 20 years of real estate development and event management experience. She held positions at MGM Studios where she coordinated screenings, conventions and elite industry events. Kristie oversaw marketing and events at Wells Fargo Bank in Los Angeles where she organized 4,000 team members to raise a record $1.3 million for their Community Support Campaign. She holds a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Management Consulting from the University of Southern California. As the founder of Mickie’s Miracles, Kristie dreams of a day where there are no barriers to care for children suffering from Pediatric Epilepsy.
This episode will focus on Overcoming difficulties.