Dear Friends and Family,
We write this letter today from a place we are all to familiar with, the hospital. Our son, Thomas Gamache, has Cystic Fibrosis. CF is a life-threatening genetic disease that affects many systems throughout the body, but mainly his respiratory and digestive systems.
Thomas at age 19 has spent more time in the hospital than most of us ever care to imagine, with 7-14 days stays 3-4 times every year. He doesn’t let the disease define him. He has a job he loves at a major parts dealership and a passion for many hobbies like R/C cars, motocross and downhill skiing. He enjoys spending time with his friends and family while doing the things he loves.
Every year we get ready for an event called Great Strides, a walk that’s held annually to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. We have been blessed repeatedly over the past 17 years to have overwhelming support from everyone and we thank you from the bottom of our heats.
Team Tommy G will be walking on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Mayor’s Water Front Park. Registration is at 10:00 am with the walk starting at 11:00 am. Our team works very hard each year to be one of the top contributors at this walk and we would love to have your support by either having you donate or come out and Join in on the fun. Thomas loves having everyone get together and celebrate the achievements that are made. We would be happy to share with you how to obtain sponsors for the walk. To donate, feel free to go to Patti’s CF Page or Aaron’s CF Page to make an online donation and/or join Team Tommy G. or send a check payable to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-to Team Tommy G, 10460 Pioneer St., Marcellus, MI 49067.
Your donation is 100% tax deductible and you should know that nearly 90 cents of every dollar raised funds research and programs to cure Cystic Fibrosis. Thomas has been personally benefitting from one drug called Symdeko a dual therapy drug to help treat the underlying cause of the disease and there is a triple therapy drug to be released in 2019 that should help increase his lung function by an additional 10%!
Thank you everyone for considering helping us in this important cause. We are continually blessed.
Aaron, Patti, Michael and Thomas Gamache