Hey Friends & Family!
On May 19th, I will be participating in my 6th straight Great Strides which is the largest fundraiser in Atlanta for Cystic Fibrosis. Each year this event has become better and better but more impressively, each year the number of dollars raised to end CF has increased significantly because of generous donors JUST LIKE YOU!! I, personally, WILL. NOT. STOP. raising money until CF stands for CURE FOUND!
What is my connection to CF? Well, I have a BFF (brittany) and my BFF has a husband and 2 kiddos. Sutton Grace, her daughter, is 5 years old and has Cystic Fibrosis. Sutton was diagosed in the first week of her life and has endured hospital stays, TONS & TONS of pills ingested (takes at least 4 with each meal or snack), twice daily "tickle vest" treatments combined with breathing treatments that last about an hour. She has already endured about 2,000+ treatments in her short 5.5 years of life. Just imagine, in addition to your daily routine in getting ready for work/school and bed, you have an hour's work of "Health homework" to do on each end. For more information about Sutton and her CF journey, visit www.teamsuttongrace.com
Being involved in local CF events, I have been able to meet other CFers. Another team I love rooting for is Driving Miss Desi. Desi is 2.5 years old and also suffers from CF but like Sutton, this does not stop her from being a spunky, intuitive and playful 2 year old. Desi and Sutton are just 2 people out of over 300,000 people just in the USA that live with CF. So, I am not just raising money for Sutton Grace but rather all CF patients and families. (if you wanna see some crazy cute photos of Desi and her Great Dane doggie bff, follow @DrivingMissDesi on IG)
As many of you know, I recently became a Mommy to Rowan in 2018. She is the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me. We are so lucky that Rowan is living a very healthy life thus far and I thank God everyday for that. When I step into Brittany's shoes, my heart aches, my emotions become sad and my physical being wants to jump to action. As Sutton's Mommy, Britt has to watch Sutton go through all of these difficult treatments and doctor's appts...don't even get me started on the hospital stays. I imagine that her mind may go to places where she doesn't want to go like if a cure is never found, Sutton's life may be shortened. Just like I with Rowan, I know Brittany dreams about Sutton graduating from HS and College, getting married, having children and living a wonderful and happy life. I want that for Sutton too and the only way to ensure this is to FIND THE CURE!!!!
SO HOW DO WE FIND A CURE?????
MONEY MONEY MONEY. The more money raised, the more research that can be conducted to find a cure! This reasearch has already produced very helpful meds that allow CFers have more tomorrows.
Will you please help me reach my fundraising goal by donating to my Great Strides fundraising campaign?
Your gift will help add tomorrows to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis by supporting life-saving research and medical progress. Your gift is 100-percent tax deductible.
My goal is $500....help me get to that goal!
Thank you so much for your support and even reading this far. To be knowledgeable is important but finding a cure is what we need!