Nateasa Ware


I’m very passionate about my adopted daughter and her Cystic Fibrosis.Busey Associate Nateasa Ware smiling with her husband and daughter.

We fostered her from the age of 3 weeks old until we adopted her in February 2020. Without warning from the agency, when we received her we began to find out that she had several medical issues. After two weeks with us, we took her to the hospital and she was admitted for failure to thrive, Cystic Fibrosis and a few other conditions.

After a month stay, we asked to be transferred to a Peoria, IL hospital, but she had severe hydrocephalus in all four quadrants of her brain and was rushed to surgery, where she coded three times. Soon after, she started having seizures and had to have stomach surgery because all the fluid on her brain moved to her stomach.

While spending two more months in the hospital, I started researching Cystic Fibrosis to find out what it was and how it affected people. I became very passionate about it and trying to learn how to help my baby in any way possible. Soon after, I started volunteering at all the Cystic clinics, walks and anything else possible to bring awareness. My husband and I also started a business, K’ Larea Bonnets, for children losing their hair from the disease.

Today, our daughter is doing well, all her hair has grown back and she’s the healthiest she’s ever been. Through it all, I found out that I truly love helping people.

Nateasa Ware
Universal Banker | Central Region
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