The Lexiebean Foundation, Letter from the President

Giving those affected by Cystic Fibrosis reason to Believe

Letter from the President

Dear Supporters,

Welcome to the Breathe Believe Website!

I am delighted that you have taken the time to visit our site. As a parent of a child living with CF, I take this opportunity to share a few thoughts with you.

First and foremost, I wish to express my gratitude for the love and support you show my daughter Angela and The Breathe Believe Foundation. To all of you I say, from the bottom of my heart, "Thank You." Your support encourages Angela and others with Cystic Fibrosis to stay strong and keep fighting each day for every breath they take. This very support gives Breathe Believe the opportunity to realize its goals of touching as many lives as we can, bringing a little sunshine to those who face the challenges of CF.

Being part of the CF community for over 25 years has given my family and me insights on what it is like to live with a child with CF from infancy through adulthood. We were once new to the challenges of CF. We had to learn quickly what it was all about. After the initial shock that our beautiful baby girl had to fight for her life, my wife Marguerite and I got to work. We fought for her when she could not fend for herself, and to this day, we stand with her as she fights to stay healthy. We are on this journey together. The outpouring of support from all of you means a great deal. Whether through volunteering, attending an event or donating to our cause, your generosity is deeply appreciated.

The goal of Breathe Believe is to help in ways that large foundations do not. Their search for a cure for CF, as well as their efforts to improve medications, is indispensable. Breathe Believe focuses on helping CF patients meet the challenges of everyday living. Those affected with CF should not be deprived of medications, doctors, medical procedures, medical equipment or whatever else is necessary to stay alive because they lack the financial resources. I know firsthand the financial struggles families face when a loved one has CF. There are families who need financial assistance to meet the daily challenges of CF. This is the mission of Breathe Believe, to help those with CF pay for what they need and every donation, however small, helps.

Once again, we thank you for taking the time to visit our site and know that every little bit DOES help. If you know of anyone with Cystic Fibrosis and is in need, even if just being part of our family, please let them know about us. Let's all live on hope, a "Cure will be Found".

Breathe Believe,
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