Team Remember When is in memory of Cynthia Smith Deegear. I wanted a name that captured the moments of joy that Cindy and I had but that also reflected the loss. There are so many moments that only Cindy and I lived and for a long time I was mad that I could not call up my best friend and say "remember when". Through the years I have learned to let go of the anger and to be grateful that I had those "Remember When" moments, and I got to have them with her.
Cindy lost her battle when she was 22 but she lived her life. She altered the course of my life and my daughters life, whom she never got meet, forever. For that I am eternally grateful.
Cindy was the most beautiful person I had ever met, both inside and out. Don't get me wrong the girl was FIERCE! For such a small person she sure did have a personality and was never afraid to put you in your place. She never complained about having CF. She never complained about the pills she had to take before eating anything, never complained about the numerous Dr. Appts, never complained when she had to go to the hospital because her lungs were collapsing and never complained about having to go to the hospital for 2 week visits (well she didn't like the food). She lived life and she lived it well.
Cindy knew there would be a cure but she also knew that it would more than likely come too late for her. But it doesn't have to come too late for others. I know there are so many great charities that you can support. I ask that you seriously consider supporting the CF Foundation and help me remember Cindy. I hope to make CF stand for CURE FOUND and I hope you help do it!
If you can't make a donation at this time, please feel free to forward my story on. The best way to help support me is to spread the message about Cystic Fibrosis.
THANK YOU ALL
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There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe. We walk for them. Will you join us? All we need you to do to become a member of our team is click on the "Join our Team" button. From there you can make a donation and start your fundraising.
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Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
Important note on Attendance at Foundation Events:
Infections can exacerbate CF symptoms and worsen lung function, so we ask attendees at Foundation-sponsored events to observe the following best practices to reduce the risk of germ transmission:
Regularly wash hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel.
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your inner elbow.
Maintain a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection.
To further reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation’s attendance policy recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times while attending an outdoor Foundation-sponsored event. All Great Strides walks are non-smoking events.