My brother shared a Facebook post with me he was going to post after a Cystic Fibrosis Bowling Fundraiser we were at this past weekend. The family is very special to me. I have wrote about them many times. Cayden was in my Kindergarten class and his mom, Cindy, and I have become very close…truly sisters by heart. Cindy baked my brother’s wedding cake this past summer. Cayden and Cindy are such amazing people who both have CF. Cindy faces so many challenges each day and well as Cayden, 9. They both are inspirations to everyone. My brother really touched my heart with his words (so proud of him). His words really make you think. We all have challenges that life brings us. Cayden truly is a boy who inspires you to fight and overcome the challenges life bring you. Truly perfect to start off CF Awareness Month.
Here are my brother’s words:
As you wake up this Monday morning I wanted to share a short story, I left a bowling benefit this past weekend with a heavy heart. My third and fourth words were exactly what we need to appreciate more and more everyday. Wake up, everyday you do so you’re blessed. Sometimes the struggles of everyday life get in the way of our vision of what’s really and truly important in life. I find it amazing how such a young boy can impact my life as a 27 year old man. This young boys name is Cayden, and everyday he battles and attacks his fight against Cystic Fibrosis. Cayden’s smile changed my life on Saturday forever. As I was observing, just watching Cayden have such a good time it really makes me wonder why I ever complain. Today I challenge you too just appreciate life. Not what you feel you should have or be but simply the fact that today you woke up healthy.
If you would like to experience what breathing is like for a CF person try the following: