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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Please help if you can.

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm not the type of person to ask for help. I hate to do it.

But, there are some things that we can't do alone, and I'm reaching out in an effort to get some help.

There are two fundraising walks coming up, and I am now officially registered for both of them. These walks help to raise awareness and much-needed money for research into treatments and cures. I have friends and family members who have been affected by both of these diseases.

The first one is The JDRF Walk To Cure Diabetes. This walk is being held in Wichita on May 28, and the kids and I will be walking in it for the first time. Diabetes has affected so many of my friends and family - I can't even begin to list everyone, so this is very important to me. If you would like to make a donation, you can doing that by going to THIS PAGE - once you're there, you can either donate in my name, or if you click on "View My Team Page" you can donate to one of the kids. Either way works for me!

The second one is the Great Strides: Taking Steps to Cure Cystic Fibrosis walk that is also being held in Wichita and takes place on May 5. I have done this walk several times - I went to school with two sisters who lost their battle with this disease, and now my great-nephew Corban has it as well. Research has made massive strides to find a cure, but without fundraising, that research will not be able to continue. If you would like to make a donation to this one, please go to THIS PAGE to do so. Because CF is genetic, there is a very real chance that my kids could be carriers, and could pass the recessive gene on to the next generation - knowing that a cure has been found would ease my mind so much!

I understand that many people can not afford to make a financial donation. But, we all have the power to spread the word. Share this post on your facebook walls, email it to friends and family, post it on twitter - the more people who see it, the more chances we have to raise enough money to find cures for these diseases. So please, if you can't do anything else, just share this post!

Thank you so much!


  1. Wonderful causes!
    I'll make a donation tonight.


    1. MS is evil too. I've had several people in my life who have been affected by that as well.

  3. My husband's 5 year old niece passed away in 1980 from C.F. His sister and her then husband were too afraid to have any other children,after Nicole was diagnosed,because of the great risk of them being born with C.F. too.But they did adopt 2 little girls,who were sisters,and were abandoned by drug addicted parents.God Bless your great nephew,Corban:-);and Thank You for bringing attention to both of these important issues of C.F. and Diabetes!!!

    1. I am so sorry for your loss, Lisa. CF is such a horrible disease! I didn't know much about it but I was aware of it when the girls I went to school with passed away, but since Corban has been diagnosed I've learned more. And of course, diabetes affects so many people.... I will always do what I can to raise awareness and to raise money for these two causes!


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