Back in 2018, when we first met Faith-Christina, the main purpose of her ABLE United account was to save for college and purchase materials for her business.
And she’s been able to accomplish just that.
Today, Faith-Christina is a sophomore at Valencia College where she is majoring in American Sign Language (ASL) and completing her core studies.
When she’s not studying, she’s flexing her entrepreneurial skills as the founder of Imperfect Creations which provides handmade baby blankets and burp cloths to parents with newborn babies who have been diagnosed with Down syndrome.
She also works part-time at Chick-fil-A.
“I know individuals with Down syndrome may have medical bills and insurance does not pay it all. For me, it is a place to save for those uncertain times without impacting eligibility to benefit programs,” shared Faith-Christina.
In fact, she had to use a portion of her savings to pay for oral surgery late last year.
“The pandemic impacted how many hours I was able to work, so looking back, I was glad to have funds set aside to pay for that unexpected expense,” she adds.
Faith-Christina likes to share this example with people in her community when discussing the benefits of an ABLE United account. Her goal for the next five years is to finish college and start her professional career, all while continuing to save with ABLE United.