This week, I got to join friends for some sunset yoga. Usually, this is just great in itself! But this time was special – it was for a great cause and a wonderful person.
I’ve gotten to know Katharine through social media over the past few years I’ve lived in Baltimore and she’s always been a ray of sunshine and positivity! She’s always had a smile on and, from the outside, her life seems normal (whatever that means anymore haha).
What I didn’t know most of our friendship was that at age 16 she was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. I’ve had friends run fundraising campaigns for CF before, but never really knew anyone who was directly affected…it’s incredible to see how she’s handling it/living her life.
She has inspired so many and lives every day and enjoys every breath as a gift! It’s a lesson we ALL need to learn.
When she was born in 1984, the life expectancy of someone with CF was just 25 – now she’s getting ready to celebrate her 30th birthday! WOO HOO! In honor of her amazing 30th, she’s fundraising for For 30 More – because she’s not finished yet! 30 years isn’t enough.
CF does not have a cure yet and is likely to shorten the life of anyone who has it. There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with CF. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, husbands, wives, friends and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe – just as Katharine does.
YOU CAN HELP!
I’m so happy to donate to Katharine’s cause & you can help too! There’s only 10 days left! She’s only $2,660 away from her $15K goal! I hope you’ll take a moment to help Katharine (and everyone else living with CF) by donating to For 30 More!
Learn more about CF and other ways you can help from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.