Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Thank You!

So proud of Elena and her hard work to keep her team of Rosebuds a successful CF fundraising group. She works hard to spread the word and give hope to our CF community.  I hope to be like her when I grow up. :) 

THANK YOU to all our CF Superhero Supporters, Runners, Volunteers, Fundraisers, & Friends! We raised $4,440 so far since our race on March 20th!  Please consider helping us reach our goal of $6,500 by donating here: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NTcwMQ==
These little Rosebuds send you a high five and a BIG THANK YOU!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Rosebuds Success with Smiles!

If only we could all look this happy when exercising, right?! Our Rosebuds raised $600 more dollars today to go towards our fundraising efforts to stomp out Cystic Fibrosis one mile at a time. Proud of our CF Superheroes!! 
Seriously, who smiles so big you can see their dimples while running? Apparently this Irish cutie!
Ev winning at life and this race for his age group! He cried when the mascot crossed the finish line before him. He didn't realize he still won... Competitive kid? Nah.
The big E's completed the one mile race with giant smiles as well!

Thank you to all the runners (Johnston family and friends) as well as our wonderful cheerers that bundled up to join our cause!  

What a wonderful day to raise money for a fabulous cause on this first day of Spring! 

Want to help our donation dollars grow? You can place a donation here:

Be sure to note that it is for Rosebuds. Thank you for your support, love, thoughts, donations, help, and friendship! Together we can fight for our friends and family with Cystic Fibrosis.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

12 Years

Elena said I blew her mind today when I had her listen, I mean REALLY listen, to the lyrics of "Let it Go" while we applied it to different situations in our life. She said, "Wow, Mom...WOOOOW!"

For the past 12 years it was difficult for us to drive to and away from CF appointments without anxiety. Finally, we are at a place where we have such peace about what comes our way in life and Elena handles all her CF junk with so much grace. 

The Goodrow Gang has been practicing finding happiness in all areas of life, even the ugly parts. Life is too short to dwell on the icky, right?  Today while driving away from the office of Dr. Awesome (Elena's superb CF Doc, Larry McKean), we were smiling, soaking up the sun rays, and singing "Let it Go" at the top of our lungs! 

It was the same old  CF story at the appointment. We will await sputum culture results to see what is bothering her lungs this week besides the weather. Meanwhile, Elena's lung function is up from the mid 70's and is back around 82%. That is a nice surprise!   CF; the continuous unsolved mystery! 

No worries here. We know we are doing everything we can to fight CF as a family. Until the results are in, we will continue to smile, soak up the sun, enjoy the ride, and let it all go.
Want to enjoy the ride with us? Consider joining our running team on March 20th or donate towards our fundraising efforts.

Learn more at www.milesforcf.org/rosebuds 

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