Travis Flores is an activist, philanthropist, motivational speaker, actor and award-winning author. A rare survivor of three double-lung transplants, he has raised millions of dollars for cystic fibrosis charities. In 2019 he appeared on the CW docuseries My Last Days, about young people with terminal illness, and was the first person to come out as gay during a program on the network.
Born in 1991 in Los Angeles, CA, at four months old Travis was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a lifelong genetic disease that attacks the respiratory and digestive systems. Given an estimated lifespan of five years, Travis is still alive today and fights to ensure the best possible care for other cystic fibrosis patients.
In 2004, at age 13, Travis published an award-winning children’s book, The Spider Who Never Gave Up, with the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The book was later distributed by Disney Worldwide, with proceeds going to Make-A-Wish, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and other charities.
Beginning college at age 16, Travis graduated with his BA from Marymount Manhattan College at the age of 20. Two years later he completed a Master’s Degree in Fundraising and Grant-Making at NYU. After graduation he moved to Los Angeles, his birthplace, to continue his work in both entertainment and non-profit fundraising. A prominent motivational speaker, Travis also works as the Executive Producer for DonateLife California/OneLegacy. His projects have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times, generating thousands of organ donor registrations.
He is at work on a memoir about his life.