Faith (the little girl version)DQ reader Jeff Pinard sent me an e-mail about Faith, a very cute little five-year-old girl who has Cystic Fibrosis. I know you guys are generous in general--particularly around the holidays--and it would be very kind of you to take time to read the following and consider helping out. If you would like to donate, just hit the "Faith" link above. Thank you.
Faith is one of the youngest members of our Cystic Fibrosis community. She is hospitalized 4 times a year with each hospital stay averaging one to two weeks. In addition to her hospital visits, she also needs to be seen in a specialized CF Center. This is critical to the care of each Cystic patient to monitor the progress of the disease. Faith and her mother Susan have a long drive - nearly 3 hours to reach the closest CF Care Center: the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. These appointments are necessary to maintain Faith’s health and put her and her family in touch with leading doctors that are experts in the care of children with the disease.
The distance and frequency of care Faith requires has become a crisis as her Mom Susan is suddenly without a car. Dependable transportation to and from these appointments can literally be the difference between life and death for Faith.
Therefore the Michigan Pulmonary Disease Community, a Cystic Fibrosis charity, is facilitating the purchase or donation of a gently used car in minimal need of repairs and/or assistance in the form of a Paypal donation to insure that Faith can make it to her appointments and her Mom can get her to the hospital. Your donation is completely tax-deductable based on the value of the car or the total amount of cash given.