I'm thankful this rose allows me to see with my heart.
This rose of mine has blessed me to see so much beauty in this world. Tonight my heart is overwhelmed with gratitude. As I looked around tonight I couldn't help but notice I was surrounded by a room full of beautiful people who gave so selflessly. It takes a village to live with CF and I couldn't be more blessed and proud to have the village that I do.
There is so much work that goes into events like Taste of Utah. I thank every single one of you that had a hand in making tonight the success that it was. It's people like you that will make CF stand for CURE FOUND. I wish I could of spent more time with each of you that attended or volunteered tonight. This event takes all year to prepare for and it is seriously over in a blink of an eye.
The donations for bid for a cure brought tears to my eyes. I am so very blessed!!! CF doesn't stand a chance with all of you fighting for a cure right by my side. I promise you we will see that day soon.... We just have to! I want nothing more than all my lil CF kiddos to have long healthy lives, and I promise you I will never stop fighting for that day we find our sought after cure.
I try to live each day to the fullest by keeping my hopes high, and dreams big!! I think it is important to LOVE as long as you LIVE, and LAUGH as much as you BREATHE!! I am a 38 year old living with Cystic Fibrosis, and an active advocate in the CF community. I make it a priority to raise awareness and help educate everyone on CF. Being diagnosed at 11 months old I was unable to make my own decisions. However, I am fortunate enough to have fabulous parents who chose to help fight my disease. When I was old enough I adopted my parents philosophy and joined the fight. This is my fight.....