This summer has been extremely busy for the Breathe for Bea Foundation! In addition to the Breathe for Bea scholarships we gave out to a handful of incredible and very deserving students back in late May, the Foundation has received – and fulfilled – a record number of requests for care packages recently.
The Breathe for Bea Foundation has been very busy lately – we’ve sent out eight care packages in the past 30 days! Three more are going out today and another is going out next week. Many, many thanks to everyone for your support and very generous donations. Without you none of this would be possible and we are incredibly grateful. Together we are ALL making a difference.
We’ve been really busy here at the Foundation since the start of the new year! Aside from opening up our scholarship program for the 2019 fall semester and getting numerous applications for assistance, our care packages continue to be a big hit with the Cystic Fibrosis community. We have received a number of requests in the first few weeks of 2019, and recently sent out a care package to an 8 year old girl in Michigan, another to Ohio to an 18 year old girl, and one to Florida to a 53 year old woman. We hope to be able to fulfill many more as the year goes on.
The Breathe for Bea Foundation has sure been busy in recent weeks! Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to send out hospital care packages to CF patients all across the United States. You allowed us to be able to make it a “Good Day for a Good Day” for Karson in South Carolina, Bryce in Kentucky, Tyler in Ohio, and Dawn in Wisconsin!
The Breathe for Bea Foundation recently sent out its seventh care package, this time to a young man named Aaron in Illinois. Aaron is 29 years old, and has been battling Cystic Fibrosis since he was diagnosed at the age of two. We received a request for a care package from his cousin Wendy, who let us know that Aaron had been in and out of hospitals countless times over the years and had been recently admitted to the hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She mentioned that he loves hunting and fishing, so we got to work on putting together a care package for him in hopes of bringing a little extra sunshine to his stay. I think we succeeded!
We wanted to share with you all another example of where your generous donations and support goes towards. Meet Allie, our most recent recipient of a hospital care package. Not only were we able to satisfy another request to try and make it “a good day for a good day” for a young CF patient, we were also able to make it to another state – this time Pennsylvania!
The Breathe for Bea Foundation is really on a roll these days! We’ve made a great deal of progress in just a couple of months, and we couldn’t be happier. We recently delivered our third care package, and at the same time made it to our third state! This most recent ask came in from Dani on behalf of her 11 year old granddaughter, Molly Claire, who lives in Tennessee.
Last week, we were able to fulfill our second request for a care package and we wanted to share with you all just another example of where your generous donations to the Breathe for Bea Foundation goes towards. The ask came in from Beth, a mom to two teens with Cystic Fibrosis named Julie and Michael who live in New Jersey. Michael is 17 and a senior attending college in the fall, and Julie is 14 and a freshman in high school.
We wanted to share with you all an example of where your generous donations and support of the Breathe for Bea Foundation goes towards. Meet Blake, a local four year old boy from Massachusetts who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at three weeks old. Blake was admitted into the hospital a couple of weeks ago for a 14 day clean out. His parents Josh and Ashley reached out to our Foundation to let us know about Blake’s impending hospital stay, and what some of his favorite things are, including Paw Patrol and superheroes! Armed with this information, our Beastrong team went to work on putting together our first hospital care package for Blake to help try and make his stay a little more comfortable.