One Breath Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Gloria Rodriguez in June 2007

Who is Gloria Rodriguez?

Gloria Rodriguez was born May 18, 1956, from Norwalk, California. She worked at Kaiser Permanente in 1999 and was a OneLegacy Ambassador in 2007. Gloria had a double lung transplant and she had made a promise to God to pay it forward. She created One Breath Foundation.

She also created One Breath Foundation and support group in 2007

Gloria was a mother of 4 children, 3 Sons and 1 daughter. She has 4 beautiful granddaughters and 1 grandson who she loved with all her heart.

Gloria passed April 13, 2019, due to liver cancer; she was 14 years 11 month post-transplant double lung transplant.

The Legacy Continues

Terri Pilawa knew One Breath Foundation had such a positive impact on so many people including herself, she felt the need to keep Gloria’s Legacy alive. Today she is CEO/President of One Breath Foundation.

Gloria Rodriguez Founder of One Breath Foundation 2007

Hi! We are the Board Members of One Breath Foundation

We are dedicated to helping individuals and families who are struggling with a lung or other organ disease. We have all been there and are paving the way for people who are new to this lifestyle of living with a terminal disease. Please read our stories and connect with us on social media. The worst part of having an organ disease is feeling alone and helpless. With One Breath Foundation, you are not alone!

Maria Terri Pilawa


Elissa Casper Treasurer

Elissa Casper


Patricia Trevino