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« on: May 02, 2016, 04:26:17 PM »

Good morning GTers!

This will mark our 7th year participating in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Great Strides event in Sacramento.  Over the 7 years of fundraising, we have raised over $35,000 to help find a cure, fund new research for new medication and therapy programs.  

We couldn't have done it without you!  You have been a key component for our success over the years and out of all of the donations we receive, OO and GT are my favorites because we have never met face to face, and yet you care and are typically the most generous.  I'm very grateful for all of our donations, but  your donations have a special meaning to me just because our only connection is from a gaming forum.  It means a great deal to me and I want every one to know that we are truly thankful for your support over the years (even if you haven't donated, but passed along on good thoughts)

Our walk this year is on May 21st, with our goal of $10,000.  We're just over half way to our goal.  We could really you your help!

Ethan is 6 years old and is doing very well.  Doctors are impressed about how healthy he has been.  We haven't had a hospital stay in over 4 years.  He does have some liver damage that we have been treating (keeping his liver enzymes down).  Other than that, no major issues.  We continue to do nebulizers to help clear his lungs as well as his chest therapy where's hooked up to a machine that shakes his chest to help move the thick mucus out of his lungs.  This is all preventative therapy.

He's just about ready to finish Kindergarten and it's amazing how much he has learned over the year.  This year we have him signed up for soccer which should help his lungs.

If you would like to support our cause, you can visit this link for more info about Cystic Fibrosis with the link to the donation page at the bottom.

http://fightcf.cff.org/goto/KenDean

Here is our team video for this year.  I tried having it embedded, but I can't figure it out frown

https://youtu.be/0bdcUW9hGsk

Thanks again for all of your support over the years and into the future!
Ken, Erin, Ethan and Lila
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2016, 02:41:17 AM »

One last bump for our walk tomorrow.  Thank you for all the support
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2016, 03:03:29 AM »

Thank you GT for your support, while we didn't meet out team goal of $10,000 our chapter exceeded our goal of $250,000 by fundraising more than $261,000.
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2016, 04:57:06 PM »

Sorry the goal wasn't quite met but I am glad your chapter goal was reached.

Hope it was a great day.
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