About Travis Flores
Travis has spent his lifetime battling cystic fibrosis, a genetic condition with no cure. He has always enjoyed writing, starting at age six, and has used writing to express his feelings. Travis wrote The Spider Who Never Gave Up! at age eight, and he sees the similarities in this story with his own struggles with CF. During his many times in the hospital, he met other children battling diseases and illness, and he wanted this book to inspire them to persevere.
In 2004 Make-A-Wish granted his wish to turn The Spider Who Never Gave Up! into a published book, and from then on he has been donating the proceeds to Make-A-Wish and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, as well as speaking at events around the country.
Now 25, Travis holds a master’s degree from NYU and received a double lung transplant last year.
To learn more about Travis and his philanthropy, visit http://www.travisflores.org/