Pray for Tricia

Today I am so excited to hear that Tricia has officially been listed for a second double lung transplant. I have never actually met Tricia. I know her only through facebook and blogging, yet I am continually inspired by both her and her husband.

Even though I’ve followed her husband’s blog, Confessions of a CF Husband, for some time now, I only recently read their whole story. After surviving a lung transplant and cancer, they have the continued challenges of raising their adorable daughter who was born as a micro-preemie. On top of that, they also choose to be foster parents to some incredibly lucky kids. Now, after having been diagnosed with chronic rejection… they wait for her third pair of lungs to come.

What strikes me most about them is how strong their faith is and how positive their attitudes are despite all that they have been through. It kinda makes you (and me) want to just get over yourself when you feel like complaining about your day. In her husband’s post today, after listing all the obstacles they are facing with the upcoming transplant, he says:

We continue to trust God completely… He is the only One Who knows exactly what will happen with Tricia… God is in control and will continue to do what is best for Tricia.

I can’t imagine being under the kind of stress they must be under right now. I’m more of a one-challenge-at-a-time kind of person. My facebook stream has been filled with CF friends sharing her photos and updates, so many people are cheering for her to pull through this difficult time. Pray for Tricia, that her new lungs come soon and that she will be healthy enough for a successful surgery when they do come!

Jamiebug Paracord Bracelets

May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month!

I wanted to introduce you to my friend Jamie. Jamie has CF and received her lung transplant over five years ago. We came across her blog, Jamiebug, some time ago and have been following her ever since.


I find this woman beyond inspirational! She is amazingly positive despite all that she has been through in her life. I love reading what she is up to and how much life her new lungs have given her. What I find just as inspirational is how her husband stuck by her and fought for her when she got so sick. What a testimony to their love and marriage vows!

I would encourage you to watch the video of her story if you’d like. Let me warn you… it is pretty hard to watch. Just make sure you are prepared for it, it might bring a few tears.

Jamie makes these fun and fabulous paracord bracelets to help offset the costs of her medical bills. She was nice enough to send me one, and I love it! Of course I picked purple for CF awareness, but she makes them in many different colors and patterns. I think her organ donation bracelet is pretty awesome too. Since they are all handmade by her, she can make just about any color combination you would desire. Check out some of her creations on her donation page and find out which colors you’d like to have.


I feel lucky to have “met” Jamie and to consider her a friend. Thanks for considering helping her out by buying one of her bracelets.

Bowers Family Fundraising

May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month! Would you consider making a donation to someone who is raising money for a cure?

Do you know the Bowers family? We had the joy of getting to meet them in person when they came to Florida last year. Kaleb Bowers is 11 years old and has Cystic Fibrosis. We have really enjoyed being able to keep in touch with them over the last couple of years. He and Jesse have become CF buddies.

Bowers family

This family is amazing in how much money they are able to raise and donate to CF research. They always have fundraisers going on and we truly appreciate all the time and energy they spend working towards finding a cure for CF. We are so very proud to be a part of Team Kaleb!

Team Kaleb

What really touched my heart was how hard Kaleb’s little sister, Hannah, is also working toward helping to find a cure for CF. She has raised thousands of dollars through her Coins for a Cure! She even made it on to her local news… they did a story about her cause. What an amazing girl she is!!

If you’d like to be a part of Team Kaleb, check out their donation page and help them meet their fundraising goals! Learn more about the Bowers family by following their blog, A Little Hope from Oklahoma.