Just popping in quick today to share some news I received about a fundraiser going on for a very special girl named Sharlie. Sharlie was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when she was a baby. She and her little sister, Lexi were both diagnosed with the disease. Lexi passed away when she was just 14 years old, but Sharlie is still fighting the disease. She is now 32 years old, married and has a darling 4 year old little boy named Harrison. Sharlie’s health has been deteriorating and she is currently on a waiting list for a double lung and heart transplant.
I don’t know Sharlie personally, but I have a close friend who does and she has spoken so highly of her and her family. I can’t imagine all they have been through and wanted to help spread the word about the fundraiser they are doing to help earn enough money for her lung/heart transplant. It breaks my heart to think about that sweet little boy losing his mom. I can’t begin to imagine how scared her family must be. If you have a minute, please check out some of these links to learn about Sharlie and her beautiful family. I’m also sharing links where you can learn more about the fundraiser going on in my neck of the woods this Saturday for those of you who live in the San Diego area. It could be any of us. I’m sure that spreading the word about this or donating anything at all would mean the world to their family.
Thanks so much and have a beautiful Thursday evening!
Sharlie’s angels — give forward
Fox 5 news clip
Filling lungs with love
7 thoughts on “Sharlie’s story”
Thank you SO MUCH for posting this, Erin. I know you have many loyal readers, and hopefully they will be inspired to help out. LOVES!
Are you going on Saturday? My good friend Jess is best friends with Sharlie and was the instigator to much of the fundraising going on. SO great to see this on your blog! I love when worlds/friends connect. I know you have many loyal readers who will help with this cause.
I love your blog and this story was very powerful! I went and donated.. as a mother, how could I not? I am a single mom without a lot of money but, did what I could and felt like it was the right thing to do. Thanks for sharing this..
I can’t thank you enough and I’m sure Sharlie and her family thank you too. I am truly blessed to have readers like you!
My husband’s cousin recently underwent a double lung transplant in Utah due to CF. She is doing incredibly well, if you want to read her blog the website is http://www.lungsforjulie.com. Organ donation is such a miracle!
Erin, how sweet of you to put this on your blog. Thank you so much!!
Technology and reaching out to one another is such a powerful thing. I couldn’t even hear the news videos because I am at work and I do not have speakers… I didnt’t need to. Just seeing the faces and going to her blog made me feel something so deep today. There is hope. Thank you for sharing her story. Stephanie