Haile Thomas Shares Her Story Of Becoming A Health Activist In Inspiring #19under19 Video

Haile Thomas Shares Her Story Of Becoming A Health Activist In Inspiring #19under19 Video
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Healthy food can save lives, just ask Haile Thomas!

In case you missed it, we’re teaming up with 19 of the most influential teens to share their inspiring, self-made stories every weekday this month on our IGTV for TigerBeat & Instagram’s 2018 19under19 program!

Today, 17-year-old youth health activist, speaker, and CEO of The HAPPY Organization Haile tells the story of her relationship with food recounting the time when her dad was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and how that changed her life forever. She even discusses the importance of always staying true to yourself and encourages young people to never changing who they are!

Be sure to head over to our IGTV to hear her talk about food as a way to heal illnesses, dish on becoming a CEO at age 12, and more:

“My journey has truly been, kind of, proof that you can do absolutely any and everything at any age…It’s just so important to maintain your authenticity and admire the leaders that you see in the world, but be sure you are defining yourself and the role that you play in this world…That’s what’s truly going to make the biggest difference and it’s going to make you the happiest.”

Can’t wait for the next 19under19 IGTV story? Here’s a list of everyone you can expect to see!

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