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...if  you found out a few days after giving birth to your child that they had a devastating disease that was incurable? 

...if you learned that this disease, Cystic Fibrosis, would slowly wreak havoc on her entire body and eventually ravage her lungs to a point that they would no longer function?

...if you discovered that as her years progressed, so did the amount of medication and drugs, therapy, hospital visits, tears, frustration and fear increase as well?

...if, as her years progressed, she did not accept the constraints of CF, deciding instead to embrace life and school and set an impossible goal of being accepted into an IVY league university?

...if two weeks after being accepted and attending Harvard, her dream was crushed as her disease forced her away from the campus of the university and back into the campus confines of Children’s Hospital for months?

...if you found out that her lungs had gone from bad to worse and that the only hope for...



COTA Craft Night

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Drink for Good: Fundraiser Happy Hour

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WHO I AM: Natalie

Before I first met Julia, Billy, her brother and my now-husband, mentioned that I would be a good role model for her as she entered into high school and began the college application process. I of course agreed without question. Continue Reading »

Step Up 4 Julia

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WHO I AM: Roger

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A Paws-itively Great Day!

Since Julia will have to stay in the hospital until she recieves a transplant, one of the biggest heartaches was not being able to see her dog, Owen. Anyone who has had the pleasure of meeting Owen knows that along with being extremely goofy and Continue Reading »


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WHO I AM: Becca

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WHO I AM: Julia

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