Allison (D’Ambrosio) Bones is the President and CEO of T.E.A.M. 4 Travis (Together Ending Asplenia Mortality). T.E.A.M. 4 Travis was born from Allison’s traumatic grief after losing her four-year old son Travis to a rare and undiagnosed genetic disease, Isolated Congenital Asplenia. Travis died in August 2018, five months after colorectal cancer claimed the life of his father, Allison’s husband Jamie. She launched Travis’ foundation with the goal that someday, no other family will stand in her shoes, wondering why a rare disease that no one ever detected could claim the life of their child. The foundation is Travis’ legacy, ensuring Travis’ megawatt smile and exuberant love of life carry on forever.
She is no stranger to tragedy, loss and grief. In a six-year period, Allison lost Jamie and Travis, her father in 2015 after his nine-year cancer battle, her twins Shelby and Dalton in 2012 due to extreme prematurity, and both family pets, Great Dane Ike and Great Dane/Labrador mix Abby. These experiences with traumatic grief over a short time strengthened her determination, courage and faith.
Allison earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Baylor University. During a thirteen-year career at GE Capital, Allison held a variety of roles, including Account Manager for a portfolio of Recreational Vehicle dealerships, each with a commercial credit line in excess of $10 million. Additionally, she has volunteered with Special Olympics, the Salvation Army and the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Back-to-School Shopping drives. These educational, professional and volunteer experiences helped prepare her to create T.E.A.M. 4 Travis.
Allison’s passions include cooking, travel, football (particularly the Baylor Bears and Texas Longhorns) and a deep love for Texas, Italy, and the music of Waylon Jennings.