Fundraising to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis for our little man
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Save the Date
2016 Chillin' & Grillin' for a Cure 
September 24th from 2-7pm
Yellow Finch Lane in Frankfort
Join us for a day of fun and invite your friends and family for Kids Activities, Music, Food, Raffles and if you choose, test your culinary skills with our Taco cook-off or Cupcake bake-off!  

Tickets are $15 per person ages 3+ with a $50 family rate through 9/16; $20 each ticket afterwards.  For the latest details, to purchase tickets and to register as a chef, go to

Invite your family and friends using this Facebook event.

Sponsorship opportunities available, email for more info. Proceeds from this event to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Calendar of Events


July 8:  31 Fundraiser (chose Kathy's CF Fundraiser)
July 28:  Sweet Frog in Frankfort, Il (mention Aidan's CF Fundraiser)
Aug 4 @ 7pm:  Windy City Thunderbolts Game (email for tickets)

Aug 20:  CF Cycle for Life
Sept 24:  Chillin' & Grillin' for a Cure
Nov 13:  CF Climb for Life

More Thank you's!

Over the beginning of the year, we had so many help raise money for the CFF!  A great big thank you to Team Heflin and their triathlon for CF, Team Brodnicki and their Great Strides walk in Michigan, everyone that came out and walked or made Great Strides donations, Dean's cousins Charlie & Nikki for hosting a  Lemonade Stand for CF and Halle Bradshaw for sharing her chore money and prayers. Last but not least, HCMS and District 157c and families for donating and investing time and energy into teaching the kids about CF and how to help people with CF. A huge shout out to the Encore teachers for all the events and to Mr. Wonder for the endless energy you put into making it such a successful event. A heartfelt thank you to the Kaplan Family of Aurelio's Pizza of Mokena for supplying the winning 6th graders with a pizza lunch. Their generosity and willingness to help provide pizza again this year has touched our hearts.  We are so humbled and thankful for everyone's kindness joining us in this fight!

Each quarter Dean has a checkup with multiple specialists. Over the last year, his doctor added a Pulmonary Function test (PFT) before the visit. One time a year he needs a lung x-ray and blood work. This past clinic they all fell on the same day. He was amazing, chose his Iron Man shirt for some strength and rocked the day.  Unfortunately, a week after the clinic, we got news that he cultured pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacteria present in the environment, easily spread in hospitals, hot tubs and difficult for CF patients to clear.  He started on a twice a day inhaled antibiotic for 28 days before we culture to see if we can suppress it.  This adds 40 additional minutes to his daily treatment time.  We have to space it 8-12 hours apart during the day so for a fluctuating summer schedule, it has been quite the challenge.  Sat. July 16th is our 28 day mark where we will culture his lungs again and see if the antibiotic worked.  Please join us in prayer that we kick it the first time.  Click here to see pictures of his last clinic day.
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