Friday, March 26, 2010

Rosebuds Race!

Here is Elena's team of cute! They raised over $9000 for Cystic Fibrosis research and helping needy CF families! Thanks for your help to make their team successful.
Here is part of committee for adult marathon team 65ROSES that came out to cheer on our little Rosebuds! These people have connections to CF and are AMAZING individuals that I am honored to know.
My friend Patti keeping me company at our sign in table.
The Grandpas with the Grandbabies....they love their job!
Our family after the race.
Ethan trained for the race, but when it came to race time, he refused to get out of Daddy's arms. SO cute!
Elena was VERY serious about her training, and very serious about her race. She had a giant smile on her face as she approached the finish line. THIS made Mommy so very proud!
Elena and her friend Cassidy show off their medals. A much deserved reward for these girls.

Way to go Rosebuds!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

10 days to $1000!!! Help me meet my goal!

Hello friends! I have been given a challenge. 10 days to $1000.00. I need your help! All I need is $235.00 more to meet my goal. Please consider donating $5, $10, $15...whatever you can. Every cent makes a difference. I am alive and well today b/c of dollars donated towards research.

We're taking part in the Rosebuds to raise money for Miles for Cystic Fibrosis- please make a donation by visiting our Firstgiving page:

You can donate online with a credit card. All donations are secure and sent directly to Miles for Cystic Fibrosis by Firstgiving, who will email you a printable record of your donation.


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Cold that won't quite...or will it?

Elena was at a birthday party last weekend and was obviously uncomfortable. Daddy told her they needed to go home if she wasn't feeling well. Once they got in the Jeep, Elena screamed in pain the entire way home. She complained of her ears hurting. Visiting the Dr. revealed that Elena had a DOUBLE ear infection. Ouch.

There was still concern about her cough not getting the guck out of her lungs. However, she passed the PFT with flying colors. She was able to "blow out" all the candles on the computer test cake. That means that her lungs are still going strong.

She has started a new antibiotic and continues her longer breathing treatment routine in the morning and at night.

We feel we have so much to be thankful for as our daughter continues to de well despite her run of sickness this year.
Only two weekends away until Elena runs for the Rosebuds! She is so thrilled to feel like she is doing her part in finding a cure for her disease. Thank you to all who are supporting her with donations, prayers, and participation in the event!
March 20th! /rosebuds

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