To the Legion-
As a noun, Legion means “a vast host, multitude, or number of people and things” and as an adjective, it is defined as “great in number”. Without question, both describe Leann’s Legion completely.
Her Legion… our Legion, never ceases to amaze me. It is grand in those that are a part of it, know about it, support it, believe in it, fight for it, and my favorite, love it because you loved her.
As a Legion, we now work to keep Leann’s memory alive.
For me, that means remembering all the good, bad, happy, sad, and funny memories we had and sharing them with Avery and Lennon. It means that I don’t stop talking about her, or even, talking to her at times. It means that when I feel the wind wrap around me, that I whisper a ‘thank you’ or say ‘hello’. It means that I know I have a responsibility to fight for a cure for those still living with CF.
This year, I am reaching out to our Legion. Old, and maybe new friends. I am reaching out to ask you to remember a memory you have with Leann. Maybe share it with someone else who knew her or someone you wish could have had the chance to meet her. Keep her memory alive. Embrace the emotion that comes with it—and I hope that even if it feels hard, that maybe it also makes you smile to remember someone who impacted all our lives more than we even knew when she was still here fighting.
As I type this, I am flooded with so many emotions. But mostly, I miss having my sister. I miss the girls getting to have you as an aunt. I miss having you as a friend. It has always been an honor to be a part of your Legion. I promise you that we will always fight for a cure, talk about you to the girls so that they feel they truly know who you were, and I promise, not a day will go by that I won’t stop missing and thinking about you. You, my angel, are so loved and missed.
So, Leann’s Legion, here’s to you and your constant love and support. Here’s to you keeping her memory alive and strengthening us through challenging times of grief. Here’s to walking in her memory this year. I am so thankful for everyone in our Legion. Words will never come close to describing what it means.
There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, and friends who struggle every day just to breathe. I walk for them. Will you join me and support my fundraising goal?
Real progress has been made for those who have CF, but there is still no cure for this devastating disease and many lives are cut far too short. We’ve come so far, but there’s still so much work to do. I will not stop striding until all those with cystic fibrosis have a cure. We will not leave anyone behind.
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We are at a pivotal moment in the history of cystic fibrosis and your support matters. With your help, we can invest our resources in research today, while raising funds for tomorrow, to ensure we have what it takes to reach the finish line. Together, we can make CF stand for Cure Found. Please help me reach my fundraising goal!
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