Sunday, March 7, 2010

Hope for Cystic Fibrosis

I have a friend across the street named Rebecca. Rebecca and her husband DJ have two precious children, Colin and Katelyn. Both Colin and Katelyn have Cystic Fibrosis. You may have noticed a new "button" on the top right of my blog. It has the blue and yellow Great Strides logo. On May 8, I will be participating in the Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis. I am asking for your help in donating WHATEVER you can to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's research and education.

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a devastating genetic disease that affects tens of thousands of children and young adults in the United States. Research and care supported by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is making a huge difference in extending the quality of life for those with CF. However, we continue to lose precious lives to CF every day. That's why your help is needed now more than ever to ensure that a cure is found sooner - rather than later. To learn more about CF and the CF Foundation, visit

Please watch this video of Colin and Katelyn. It really shows a lot of what a family touched by CF endures on a daily basis... Plus it shows those cuties C and K! :)

To visit my Great Strides page and donate, click HERE or on the Great Strides button on the top right of my page. If you can even spare $1, I guarantee it will help!

The card and sweet little barrette at the beginning of this post is something I made for little Katelyn. I used some Yellow Plaid Elastic/Ruffle ribbon and just pulled the center into a circle and glued it around the back of a button to create these little "flowers". Super-cute and fun...and it took about 3 seconds to make. :) Avocado ribbon and all cardstocks are PTI. The cute pink patterned paper is Jillibean Soup Staples in Pink Sugar. (The back of this paper is polka-dotted! I used it in THIS CARD.) The "hope" sentiment, which I found appropriate, is actually from the Stampendous Chick Ears EASTER stamp set! :)

Thanks in advance for your generous prayers for these children, your support, and your giving!


de said...

What a touching video. So sad those two little cuties have to struggle to breathe. I am sitting here with tears in my eyes! Such a wonderful thing you're doing!

Love your card and barrette too.

farmhouse-story said...

such sweet children, such a sad story...bless your heart for making a difference, mandy.

Banu said...

Mandy, Very touching video. Thanks for taking this initiative to make a difference. Beautiful card. I will for sure visit the Great strides page and donate :) Thanks for bringing this to our attention.