Freddie is full of life, energy & charm. His positive spirit is contagious. His story is the fuel for why he’s passionate about helping others.
When Freddie was nine years old, his family was hit in a car accident by a drunk driver. For the next 17 years, his mother was disabled and bed-ridden in chronic pain with 8 herniated disks and pulmonary embolisms. At nine, he became a caregiver for his mother (only child). In 2009, she developed colon cancer and Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (appendix cancer).
Simultaneously, the medical bills, stress, and the 2008 financial crash led his family to bankruptcy, foreclosure, and being homeless. October 2009, she was rushed down to a surgeon in San Diego and was cut open from her chest to her pelvis to remove a cancer tumor that exploded. November 2009, the Myers family brought over a Thanksgiving turkey and gift basket because their family was struggling to simply put food on the table amongst the financial & emotional whirlwind. For the next 7 years, his mother continued to fight everyday to see her Freddie become the man he is today. In 2017, Freddie’s mother (Gena) passed away. Today, Freddie has dedicated his life’s work to fundraising for those in need & speaking with youth about character.
Today, Freddie Silveria Auctions has helped fundraise over a million dollars for cancer patients, children with diabetes, wounded veterans, homeless families, and many children in school. He’s also spoken with over 100,000 professionals and youth about leadership across North America. He is a presenter for international school culture program Breaking Down the Walls and the National Student Leadership Conference at Harvard University.