For a very select few nothing ever touches them. And Lady Luck is always on their
side. But for the majority of us Life happens every day. While many of us just try to live right & do right Life still happens. For some they deserve it…It’s called Karma, but for others, being born with any disease is just a bad card from day one. Many overcome and do amazing things with their lives other wallow and never get over it. It’s for the first group that has totally inspired me.
I have always given back & you all know my personal motto “Treat Others As You
Would Want To Be Treated”. Over the years I have touched & been touched by
many fellow American’s that truly inspire me.
Recently my life has not been totally good. I have looked to helping others as a way to try to bring it back in balance. I was trying to get out of the funk I was in
& had a function to attend one night. I didn’t really want to go but I pulled myself up & had the most amazing time. It was at this function that I meet the most
inspiring woman name Angie Kinney.
Angie has two daughters, Megan & Rachel, with Cystic Fibrosis. As I listened to her story I was pulled in and in a way that will make you revaluate your life. You’ll see what is truly important. Things to Many seem important but really folks it’s about life & family and doing what’s right.
I meet Angie thru a good friend Jeff Sassano, who is another angel & who was a past Fifty’s Finest and on their board. Jeff’s involvement and decantation in this organization impressed me and I wanted to learn more.
I started to help out where ever I was needed at Jeff’s team’s functions and from
there I have helped raise over $15,000.00. This group of honorees this year
will have raised the most of any other in the history of the foundation across
the nation. At last count it was $350,000.00 ish.
And even though I’m not a finest I am so proud to have helped in a small way to
make a difference in this battle. One which I am happy to say they might be winning.
I would like to take a moment to just ask that if you even have a penny to donate it to the foundation under one of the following 50 Finest names. (Check out the link below.) They are all amazing people who are making a difference in other lives every day.
I cannot wait to share in their hard work at the Major Gala being thrown in their
honor on Thursday August 16th at the William Penn Hotel.
Hopefully they will find a cure for it all & very soon.
Even if you find that you want to support another cause than please pick up the phone & do something. In this day and age we should not have all the bad disease that we do. Technology has come a long way and hopefully one day soon we will live in a word free of words like Cystic Fibrosis, Cancer, Heart disease, M.S, Alzheimer's, Diabetes, Stroke, Influenza & Pneumonia, Kidney Disease & Septicemia and many many more.
If we all just lived in a world where we all “Treat Others As You Would Want To Be Treated”. This could be an attainable future for us all.
I would like to personally like to thank Angie & Jeff for Pointing me to an organization who is truly making a difference.
Have a lovely Day Everyone,
Cassie @ Cassandra’s
Here are just some of my friends who are honorees this year,
Mark Burnett, Ashley Thompson, Camera Bartolotta , Pete Vuckovich Jr, Chuck Kerber, Cami Hulin, Beth Nelson, Jason Young, Terrence Gilbert, Jessica Neuhart & Angela Criscella.
Please go to the link below and donate Just reference one of the above names & Thank You,
Fact’s on Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive
system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000
worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce
unusually thick, sticky mucus that:
- clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections; and
- obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.
In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF. Many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond.
Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis
People with CF can have a variety of symptoms, including:
- very salty-tasting skin;
- persistent coughing, at times with phlegm;
- frequent lung infections;
- wheezing or shortness of breath;
- poor growth/weight gain in spite of a good appetite; and
- frequent greasy, bulky stools or difficulty in bowel movements.
- About 1,000 new cases of cystic fibrosis are diagnosed each year.
- More than 70% of patients are diagnosed by age two.
- More than 45% of the CF patient population is age 18 or older.
- The predicted median age of survival for a person with CF is in the late 30s.