If you know me, you know the name Becky Lickey Lou Loo! Becky has the unique privilege of being the only person who is tattooed on my body.
The tattoo is a Rose on my right forearm, symbolizing the Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Campaign, "65 Roses."
Becky is one of approximately 70,000 people in the entire world with Cystic Fibrosis and was told in her 20's that she would not live to see her 36th birthday.
Due to medical advances and the fact that Becky is one of the most badass humans alive, we were able to celebrate her turning 37 in February of this year.
For my birthday this year I just want to help my friend. I just want more time with her, whatever that means.
I know most of us are strapped for cash these days so I understand not everyone can donate money. That is ok, I only ask that if you can't give please share this so those fortunate enough to be able to give can have the opportunity to do so.
There is no real cure for CF right now, but with medical advances there is always hope. Becky was recently referred for a lung transplant which has the potential to give her many more years. Maybe even enough to live to see a cure.
But with medical bills mounting she and her husband John are trying their best to prepare for the future while taking care of things in the present.
It is humbling that the only way I can see to help my best friend is to use gofundme to raise money.
Here is the reality. Becky has been given less time than most of us. Her brother died shortly after his 21st birthday of the same genetic disorder so she has grown up knowing full well the path set before her.
But in the time she has had, she has lived as if she would live forever. She has embraced a full life without limitations.
She married the love of her life. She went and got a Masters Degree in Psychology which she has used to help others. She is currently living as a light to others with her disease, spreading awareness to those around the world to what it means to live with CF.
You can follow her story on instagram @beckwithcf
and get an idea of what an incredible woman my friend truly is...
My birthday wish is this, if you can donate, please do. If you can't, please share this. This can help Becky get a new lease on life and help those who look up to her continue to live courageously.