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Team Owen and Margaret

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May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month and the folks at People I’ve Loved and The Quiet Life have decided to join together to raise awareness and funds for cystic fibrosis. 

This is a personal cause for both of our companies as we both have children who were born with the disease - Margaret, age 1 and Owen, age 15. Our kids spend their days doing inhaled medications with lung therapies at least twice a day, taking pills every time they eat to digest their food, and taking another handful of pills daily - just to maintain a normal level of health. And when they get sick they usually do more lung therapies. To say the least, they are troopers.

For those of you who don’t know what cystic fibrosis is, aka CF, it is a genetic disease that affects about 30,000 people in the US. 
The short story is that it affects a person’s lungs and digestive system with sticky mucous. Because of this sticky mucous, a person with CF is more likely to have problems with food absorption and bacteria in their lungs. Their lungs become damaged over their lifetime resulting in low lung capacity, sometimes organ transplants, and shortened life expectancy for most.

Cystic Fibrosis is an orphan disease in America. That means that there is not a large enough population that is affected by it, therefore there is no government funding into research for this disease. This is where the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation comes into play. The CF Foundation has raised millions of dollars to research and create medications that make it easier to live with CF, extend the life expectancy, and sometimes even cure the defect in some. The CF Foundation has had some amazing breakthroughs in the recent past with medications that can correct the defect for some, but not for all of those living with CF. They are committed to keeping going until they have found a cure for all of those with cystic fibrosis.

The great thing about the CF Foundation is your donation will go directly to fund this research and our two kids will be affected by that in their day-to-day life. They already do see the results in a lot of the medications that they take daily.

We are grateful for anything that you can give - it all adds up. 
Thank you for supporting our cause! Please visit to learn more about CF.

Your friends at People I’ve Loved & The Quiet Life


  • Lauren Hildebrand
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $25 
    • 1 yr
  • Amber Troutman
    • $150 
    • 1 yr
  • Helene Gregoire
    • $100 
    • 1 yr
  • Anonymous
    • $10 
    • 1 yr


Carissa Potter Carlson
Oakland, CA
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

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