Hi there, my name is Ann Foyt, I'm originally from Beaufort, S.C., I moved to Tampa, FL in 1989 where I met and married Paul Foyt, who manages A.R.Savage & Son's. We have two awesome teenage boys, Zachary and Ethan. I have been a nurse for the last 20yrs, I spent most of my career in Cardiology and Acute Care. The last 5yrs I have worked for Humana, as a R.N. Health Care Manager.Two years ago,I was given the opportunity to run F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Down Syndrome Tampa as President. Our older son Zachary was born with Down Syndrome. The support group has grown from a membership of 132, to over 500 families in the Tampa Bay area. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. now supplies six bay area hospitals with New & Expectant Parent Packets and they also have parent liaisons who are on request to go and talk with new & expectant parents. This October 1st, Tampa will have its first F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Buddy Walk, held at the Raymond James Stadium. If I could, I'd quit my job and devote all my time to F.R.I.E.N.D.S., but unfortunately I haven't won the lottery just yet.
My name is Craig Woodard, Sr. and I’m the Vice President of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. I have a Wife (Christine Woodard) and three boys (Dante’ , Jordan and Craig Jr.) Our Son Craig Jr. was born with Down Syndrome.I earned my Bachelor Degree from Mercyhurst University in 1996. I earned my MBA from AIU in 2007. I played college football at Mercyhurst University and in 2006 I was elected to the Pennsylvania Erie Metro Sports Hall of Fame for Football, Basketball and Track and in 2015 I was elected to the Mercyhurst University Athletic Hall of Fame for Football.
I was a Sportscaster for almost 7 years at WICU-12 in Erie, PA and I’m a Published Author. In May of 2015 my Autobiography was released. It’s called Sharing Life, Sharing Moments. You can buy a copy at Amazon.com, Barnes&noble.com or Americastarbooks.com. There is a chapter in there called Junior’s Journey. I wrote it about our Son Craig Jr. and his trials and tribulations dealing with Down Syndrome.