CF Great Strides 2011

 {Lindsay & Ella at Disney on her Make-A-Wish trip last October}

Lindsay was my college roommate and a great friend from the day I met her.  She is now a Mom to an amazing little girl named Ella.  Ella has Cystic Fibrosis and every day she & her family fight. 

I've talked about my amazing friend before but this is the short of it.  This fight is beyond difficult...Ella has had two major sinus surgeries this year (that did not go well for a number of reasons), her medicines & breathing treatments cost over $1500 a month, their family took a Make-A-Wish trip to Disney for Ella's 7the birthday.  Lindsay has been a dedicated volunteer for both the CF Foundation and Great Strides, she works hard to help her daughter lead as normal a life as possible, she is Ella's biggest cheerleader...and she is tired.  And I think, now more than ever, she needs to see people fighting with her...she needs support.

The bottom line is this...Ella is sick.  There is no cure for Cystic Fibrosis at this time and money is needed to not only fund research but also to assist families living with CF.  If your child (or niece or grandchild or friend or neighbor) was sick, wouldn't you want everyone to help.  Simply giving up one trip to Starbucks and donating that money makes a difference.

I haven't updated my Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk page from last year as there is a lot of great information there including an incredible video Lindsay made explaining CF.  Please take a moment to check it out.  The walk is Sunday, May 15th.  PLEASE make a donation or consider walking with us.  Please help...
southern daze said...

Hugs to you and your friend!!

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