Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Checking for Cystic Fibrosis
In fact, they're both starting kindergarten next year. And first grade after that. And then junior high, and high school, and college. And then they're both going to graduate, and get awesome jobs, and find the love of their lives, get married, have kids, the whole shebang. And by the time they reach my age, I'm sure they're going to feel like I do - that the best is yet to come.
They're BOTH going to be able to do anything that they dream they can do. They're BOTH going to live long, healthy, wonderful lives. Because we WILL find a cure. Nothing is going to take Ellie away from my Ashley. Not if I can help it.
And not if my family can help it either. One of my younger brothers - Andy - has organized an amazing fundraiser - the Checking for Cystic Fibrosis Tournament. Andy's a paramedic and has basically gathered up all his paramedic and other public safety agency buddies for a huge hocky tournament to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. It will be held on Sunday, February 27th at the National Sports Center - Schwanns Super Rink near St. Paul, MN.
This is actually the second year Andy has organized this fundraiser. Last year it raised over $10,000. $10,000, people!!!! I still can't believe that my little bro went out there and did something *that* amazing for Ellie. I don't have the words to describe how awesome he is.
So this year, I'm trying to pitch in and do something too. So I ask you, if I've ever made you laugh here on my blog, or smile, or if I've ever brightened your day just a little bit, please consider donating to support Andy's fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Please help us find a cure. Do it for me. Do it for Ashley. Do it for Ellie.
You can donate by clicking here. And if you can't donate, please send a prayer and/or good thoughts for Ellie's continued health. We've been so lucky so far with her...and we want to keep it that way.
Thank you everybody!