The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Great Strides will take place at Redbud Park in Abilene on Saturday, September 14, 2019. We are excited to walk with TEAM LU and support CF with our steps and our donations.
This was such a fine year for Lu. As a sophomore at The Wellington School in Columbus, Ohio, she worked hard on becoming fluent in French, enjoyed the Academic Quiz Team competitions at other schools and on TV, played Junior Varsity soccer, and had a significant role in the fall musical “Legally Blond”.
Lu’s biggest achievement is the book of her 57 poems she self-published in December on Amazon. Titled Peephole of the Luniverse, she continues to be excited when a copy is sold. Quite an impressive accomplished for a fifteen year old.
Our adventure this June was to Paris for nine days. Both Gramps and GG took 16-year-old Lu to France where she was excited to use her French. It was the BEST trip ever as Lu was animated, fun, polite and adventurous. Some of the highlights were her French hair style at Atelier Serge Meyer, her charcoal portrait done at Montmarte, tasting canard (duck) and escargot for the first time and loving them, and walking miles to take in all the many museums and historic monuments. There is plenty for her to see on her next trip.
Through all these activities she has remained healthy-such a blessing. Breathing treatments in Paris were greatly simplified with the use of an Aerobika rather than the cumbersome and heavy breathing machine, vibrating vest and hoses. Hurray!
This past year has seen great progress in the push for a CURE for CF. Many more CF patients are being helped with more medications that address a cause of CF. The cure cannot be more than several years away.
Some of Abilene’s private foundations continue to very generously support Cystic Fibrosis Research. Dr. Sandip Mathur continues to donate the proceeds from his book Cowboys and Indian to TEAM LU in support of CF Research. Thank You Sandi and Mishi!
Please join TEAM LU at 9:30 am on Saturday, September 14 at Redbud Park" See you there.
Your participation means so very much to us!
Cystic Fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections that progressively limit the ability to breathe. CF also drastically affects the digestive system with mucus that does not allow for absorption of food which leads to a frail body and failure to thrive. Lu was 7 years old when she experienced the failure to thrive. It was a terrible time for her little body and in our lives. So now, “normal” has a huge meaning for the Godfreys.
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