Welcome to our Inspirational Stories. Here you will find links to heartwarming stories
of courageous individuals who have been touched by the causes that we support. These are
stories of courage, hope and determination. You will find valuable informational links to research
& support organizations, become inspired by incredible fundraising efforts, and witness the
loving support of family and friends.
Meet Lauren ... a beautiful young lady who loves her family and being a big sister, enjoys spending time with her
friends, attending school, sporting events, Mickey Mouse, Disney and simply enjoying life, all while bravely fighting CF.
Lauren's Lifesavers Great Strides Home Page - Lauren's site, which includes a beautifully-produced video montage,
as well as a central location to keep you up to date on fundraising
efforts on Lauren's behalf with all proceeds benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This is a
good location to keep up on the latest news of the Black Family's Annual Sixty-Five Roses Sports Gala
in the Philadelphia, PA suburbs, where past events have included an impressive number of celebrity attendees.
Additionally, their site includes updates on advances made in CF research and promising pharmaceutical discoveries.
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Meet Claire ... Claire was diagnosed shortly after birth with CF in 2003. Visit the
Claire's Hope Website, designed by Claire's parents, to learn more about
this courageous young lady.
Hope For Claire - an informational background of
Claire's earliest moments & continuing treatment history. Be sure to click on the Hope For Claire
link with the rose image to see a beautiful video of Claire and her family. Don't miss the "Thoughts
Inspired By Claire" section at the bottom of their web page.
Team Claire's Great Strides Home Page - (page shows as mom "Kelly's Great Strides Home Page").
Info on fundraising walks near Pittsburgh, PA (and other areas via other Great Strides links),
how to donate, join the team and information on Cystic Fibrosis.
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Meet Ken ... diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease (YOPD) in 2004 at the age of
38, Ken faced feelings of uncertainty and isolation. It didn't take long for his loving wife Ann to
become incredibly motivated to learn more about YOPD and ask what she could do to help. Inspired
by his wife, Ken worked with Ann to create team walks and fundraising events at first. Today, their
determination, dedication and drive has blossomed into an impressive non-profit organization
dedicated to raising awareness about YOPD called
Focus On A Cure Foundation for
More recently, Ken is featured in the award-winning documentary 10 Mountains in 10 Years.
This documentary film follows mountain climber Enzo Simone and his team of international climbers
as they scale ten of the greatest peaks in the world to raise awareness and funds for
Parkinson's (and Alzheimer's) disease. Ken's desire to raise awareness about Parkinson's disease
led him to partner with Back Light Productions, allowing cameras to videotape his Deep Brain
Stimulation (DBS) surgery and recovery in 2008. DBS treats the debilitating symptoms of Parkinson's
disease, such as tremor, rigidity, stiffness, slowed movement and walking problems.
The increasing number of movie screenings in major cities of "10 Mountains in 10 Years" has even furthered
Ken's accomplishments in raising awareness for a cure for Parkinson's disease.
Learn more about Ken & Ann's tremendous dedication to finding a cure for Parkinson's
disease. This is a fabulous informational website.
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Do you have an inspirational story you would like for us to consider adding to our website?
If so, contact us to tell us about your story.
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