Friday, May 6, 2016

65 Roses

Have you ever wondered where the term "65 Roses" comes from.... 

The “65 Roses” story dates back to 1965 when an observant 4-year-old, hearing the name of his disease for the first time, pronounced cystic fibrosis as "65 Roses."

Today, “65 Roses” is a term often used by young children with cystic fibrosis to pronounce the name of their disease, since Cystic Fibrosis can be difficult to say. 

The "65 Roses" story has captured the hearts and emotions of all who have heard it. 

I had the pleasure of interviewing Richard the boy from this story when he was awarded the Heroes of Hope Award back in May of 2008.

The rose, appropriately the ancient symbol of love, has become a symbol of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 

Breathe out Love! Xo❤️

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