March 3, 2015, 08:22pm
Cystic Fibrosis Help
Hi there fellow He-Fans,
I have a good friend whose four-year-old son has the life-shortening disease Cystic Fibrosis. I'd never heard of it before his son was born, but now over the years I have learned a lot and really feel bad for this family. In a nutshell, CF irreparably deteriorates the lungs and the life expectancy of someone with CF is only in the 40s and there's no cure. Every year this family puts on a huge fundraising effort, not for themselves or their own expenses, but for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a non-profit that funds research in the hopes of finding a cure and improving lives. There is no government funding for this disease so it's all grass-roots.
They've worked so hard every year to raise awareness and funds, and I chip in a little bit each year out of my personal budget. This year I wanted to do a little more. We live in a small town and have pretty much the same acquaintances, but I thought I could do a little good and ask you folks in this community for your support. As I said, his son is now four years old, about the age I was when I first played with He-Man. That thought really struck me. When I was four I was playing with my toys, not a care in the world. This poor kid takes all kinds of medicines, goes through several daily treatments, makes long car trips to specialists several hours away. I just thought it'd be neat if the He-Man community could rally behind this boy, show our support and help raise funds and awareness for this terrible disease.
It's totally legit. Here's the fundraising page: http://fightcf.cff.org/site/TR?px=13...04&pg=personal
Here's the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: http://www.cff.org/
If this doesn't belong on he-man.org, I apologize. Just wanted to see if there's anything this community could do. If the site admins feel this is a worthy cause, I'd love to see this on the home page. Thank you for reading and for considering supporting the CFF.