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My fund-raising goal: $3,000.00
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Mark Twain once said, “kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

I define it as something that forces nobility from the not-so-noble. It requires us to ask a lot of others we’ve never met, to help those we hardly know. Fighting Cystic Fibrosis is a noble and daunting task, and those who are affected have a lifelong assignment of a lesson, for which, they never signed up.

Being part of the fight allows me to use my ability to reach out to other Utahns to do good work that means so much to those affected. The young, like Elliot, who fight everyday to make it to another birthday; those slightly older, like Ashley, who look upon each year as borrowed time, who hopes research will stay just one step ahead of her.

Knowing our efforts will go to help them and those like them, has given me great pride. It has humbled me. It has encouraged me. I look forward to raising even more money next year, and have even had a volunteer or two approach me for ways to become involved in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

I know what it’s like to just want to be like everyone else. For there is rarely a feeling as lonely as being different, especially when you’re a child.

But as we grow older, we understand being different is what makes us special.. and overcoming adversity can give us a strength that can only come from inside. It’s almost like a hall pass that allows us to walk through life with more appreciation for it, more love of it, and more reason to want to give back to it.

What I’ve learned from this experience is that it epitomizes what is great about being Americans.. and about being Utahns. That we can fight together in great numbers on behalf of those who need us most.

I’ll end this essay as I began it – with a quote. This time, from a different kind of fighter, famed coach John Wooden, whom we lost just a few months ago. He said, “You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”

It is simple to make your day perfect. A donation, however small, can make a huge difference.

Below is a list of donors who have donated to support me. Thanks to everyone for your support!
First Name Last Name Comments
Ron LeBaron Best Wishes. Our prayers are with you.
Bryan Ramboz  
Karen Carlson Darren donation
Ileana Ledet Great cause, Karen
Dixie Burbidge Everyone can make a difference
R Masuda  
Adam Bell  
Annie Lao Cutler  
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Troy Von Otnott Courtesy of Karen "KC" Carlson
  UTOO Cash Prospect Black Friday Gift Wrapping- Layton Hills Mall
Scott Hums  
Wayne Carlson  
Ryan Byrne  
Mary Rice Good luck Karen! I hope this helps!
Laura Hadley Thank you for making a difference in the lives of those living with CF!
Carla Fugit  
Liz Plaster You have a great friend in Carla Fugit!
T. Richard Davis Thank you, Karen, for your efforts in this cause that is so close to my family.
Sherrie Richards  
Spring Seiler Hoping for a cure for CF
Jan Plumb  
Camille Brooks  
Tonya Gianini  
Melissa Marshall For my baby Easton!!
Shawn Fugit  
  UTOO Cash Prospect  
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Karen Carlson