Foggy Hills Coffee Company created the Roasting for Research program to fund ALS research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI). Their fourth roast is named the Osiel's Blend in honor of Osiel Mendoza.
Osiel was diagnosed with ALS in October 2016 at 21 years old. Despite being diagnosed during the start of his senior year at the University of Oregon, he finished out the year and graduated with a degree in Sports Business and a focus in Non-Profit Management.
Three days before his diagnosis, Osiel proposed to his childhood sweetheart and love of his life, Bella. They were married in September 2017. Natives of Martinez, CA, Osiel and Bella live in the Bay Area with their two dogs, Hendrix and Jovie.
Osiel has been devoted to raising awareness for ALS and funds for ALS research. He has inspired countless people with his positivity, can-do attitude, and bravery. As Osiel says, "never give up."
Foggy Hills Coffee Co will donate 100% of proceeds from this roast to ALS TDI.