Yes Jimmy's Team is alive and well down here in the Sunshine State. We are gearing up for the walk on May 2nd in Melbourne Florida. Do you want to come down and walk with us? Just kidding but I am hoping I can count on everyone's support for my most favorite, yet least favorite charity, Cystic Fibrosis.
This Friday, March 13th Jimmy would be turning 24 years old! Hard to believe he has been gone for almost 9 years on July 23rd. He was only 15 years old! It seems like yesterday when I received the horrible news that he passed away. Our lives changed forever but my family and I have been dedicated to fund raising since Jimmy was born and we will not stop until CF stands for "Cure Found"
In 1996, Jimmy was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at two months old. Jimmy had a laugh that was contagious, a smile that could brighten anyone’s day, and a heart of gold. Despite all of the pain and suffering he endured on a daily basis, he always put everyone else first—if someone was sick, he would ask how they were feeling, even though he was up all night coughing; if you were feeling down, he would crack jokes to make you smile, even though he was the one in the hospital; if you needed someone to talk to, he was always there to listen, even though he was the one battling for his own life.
Although Jimmy is no longer with us, there are still tens of thousands of other children, men and women fighting for their lives. It is not easy, but my family and I continue to fundraise for the cystic fibrosis foundation and attend the annual walks to bring awareness to this deadly disease and raise money so that others do not have to endure the pain our family has been through. Jimmy would want us to do this.
Please considering sponsoring me by clicking on my name below to sponsor me. Every little bit helps. Thank you soooo much for your continued support.
Foundation-Sponsored Indoor and Outdoor Events and Gatherings
The Foundation is closely following the evolving coronavirus outbreak. We will continue to monitor coronavirus guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and assess whether we need to change any scheduled events.
To reduce the risk of getting and spreading germs at CF Foundation-sponsored events, we ask that everyone follow basic best practices by regularly cleaning your hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow, and maintaining a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection. Medical evidence shows that germs may spread among people with CF through direct and indirect contact, as well as through droplets that travel short distances when a person coughs or sneezes. These germs can lead to worsening symptoms and speed decline in lung function.
To further help reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation's attendance policy recommends inviting only one person with CF to attend the indoor portion of a Foundation-sponsored event at a specific time. For the outdoor portion, the Foundation recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times.