Who is Misty Blue Foster?
Misty Blue Foster is a part time international inspirational & motivational speaker, blogger and poet, but an amazing nurse full time.
Misty Blue Foster's inspirational life story starts out with being born with the major birth defects of cloacal exstrophy and spina bifida, which has led to lifelong hospitalizations.
Misty Blue was homeless at a very young age, and then again later in life. However early on in her life, her mother was arrested due to a drug addition. This led to Misty Blue's mother's incarceration, and in which she passed away in jail, when Misty Blue was only about 5 years of age.
Misty Blue then grew up within the foster care system of California, and unfortunately she knows all the benefits and downfalls of that system, and has had to overcome the inherent disabilities created because of her personal foster care situation.
However with all of those issues, how could anyone have a chance to succeed in life, but Misty Blue has, and within an article, that was published in the San Mateo County Times, on the front page of the January 4, 2010 Issue. by the author Neil Gonzoles he wrote:
"Much hasn't gone well in Foster's young life, but
she's not complaining.
In fact, she's thriving despite — or even perhaps
because of — the medical, emotional and other challenges she has endured."
In April of 2011 Misty Blue Foster was honored to have been named to the Courage to Shine Team, a team of patient role models, who traveled to Swadiacote, England, UK to participate in an event called Breakaway-Visits.
Breakaway-Visits is the only Wales & England based charity offering a residential weekend activity breaks for young people, age 4-18, with bowel and/or bladder diversions and/or dysfunctions.
In May of 2011 Misty Blue Foster, traveled to Iceland, to talk with patients about living life to the fullest, but she was taught by two other great patients, that thier ideas of living life to the fullest, by riding Icelandic horses and mountain climbing maybe even to much for Misty Blue to handle.
Top: Misty Blue riding and Icelandic horse
Middle: Misty Blue climbing a glacier in Iceland (also background photo)
Bottom: Misty Blue climbing a waterfall in Iceland
Misty Blue Foster with Thomas Exler climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge
In June of 2010 Misty Blue Foster was honored to have been asked, to be one of the four international presenters at the 1st BEECHAC (Bladder Exstrophy, Epispadias, Cloacal exstrophy, Hypospadias, Australian Community) International Conference, that was held in Sydney, Australia. Her inspiration presentations changed many families and young patients' lives during that conference.
Misty Blue Speaking at the 2010 BEECHAC Conference in Sydney Australia
Misty Blue on looking over a valley in the Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales, Australia
In August of 2009, Misty was a speaker at the 2009 ABC/HEA International Exstrophy, Epispadias and Hypospadias Conference held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, where she had a room in tears after hearing her amazing and inspirational story.
Misty Blue speaking at the 2009 ABC/HEA International Exstrophy, Epispadais & Hypospadias Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennylvania, USA
In addition to talking about her health issues, in November 2009 Misty Blue was asked to be a presenter at the LACY Honor Awards and spoke about LACY (Legal Advocates for Children & Youth) Services to the Silicon Valley Children's Youth.
Above are photos from the LACY Honor Awards in November of 2009, along with Jennifer Azzi, head women's basketball coach at University of San Francisco and Don Bleu from 101.3 FM in the Bay Area of California.
Misty Blue Foster, story is as story of true resiliency and determination, while Misty Blue is actually a young lady of true humility.
Hopefully after reading these articles and viewing the videos on this website, you will come away with a new look on your own life, and hopefully you will also be able to inspire others with your own real life adventures.