Ok, so what does "Lucky Duck Derby" and Cystic Fibrosis have in common? I'm very glad you asked!
First let me introduce you to Caleb and his mother Amy.
I have known Amy since she was a wee little girl, having sleep over's with MY wee little girl! :-)
Now Amy is having children of her own. That leads me to Caleb! He is a wee little man and cute as a bug with a personality of, well, a typical 3 (just shy of being 4) year old with 2 other brothers, ages 16 and 21 months!
Caleb may be your typical 3 year old, but he doesn't get to live like a complete typical 3 year old. Caleb has Cystic Fibrosis.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-shortening, genetic disease that causes the body to create abnormally thick mucus that clogs the lungs and digestive system. There are currently 30,000 children and young adults in the U.S. living with CF.
Caleb is normal in every sense and is every bit as active as any other 3 year old. Caleb has to avoid other little kids who have colds or other virus or other illness. Plus, his parents must protect him from mold and all bacteria, which as we all know is EVERYWHERE!. He has days when he has to do percussion therapy to clear his lungs but he takes his treatments in stride and can actually give them to himself now. It's a lifestyle he is familiar with.
Amy says... " In honor of Cystic Fibrosis month we are sharing a bit of what we do to help Caleb stay healthy. Caleb is holding a cup full of goodness. Enzymes, probiotics and a variety of vitamins that he takes each day. He is a super star when it comes to taking his vitamins."
Amy has set a path before her and has determination to help fight for a cure. Not just for her son, but for others as well.
Most of us are blessed with healthy children and deal with the normal childhood illness that come with having kids. We don't give Cystic Fibrosis a second thought. Or maybe no thought at all. Or any other childhood diseases for that matter. But when you suddenly have a child with something like Cystic Fibrosis, we as parents will go to any lengths to help fight for our child. Our love for our child causes us to be willing to fight against all odds!
This is what Amy lives and breathes. Fighting for her child's life. Literally. But guess what, it's not just for Caleb, it is for all children with CF!
Here is a cute and informative look into a child's small life with CF. A video about CF http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuI72eMrIQI
I'm PROUD to be a part of Amy's fundraising efforts to help raise funds and awareness for the CF Foundation! Im offering a Mini Session as part of the many other prizes being raffled on August 31st. You do not need to be present to buy your tickets or to claim your prize if your the big winner! Contact Amy Garee at 503-884-8187 To purchase your tickets! They are $5.00 for 1 ticket or buy a Quack Pack of 5 for $20.00 AND if you buy before May 31st, you will get an extra ticket! So c'mon! What are you waiting for? Give Amy a call and help out a lot of, no, THOUSANDS of kids! Even one ticket will help! It's accumulative! :-) So... THIS is what Lucky Duck Derby & Cystic Fibrosis has in common :-) Call Amy now and buy some tickets whether for yourself or for a gift!