I’m doing the Fight for Air Stair Climb on Saturday, March 26th (this is going to be the most aerobic weekend of my life!). Part of the deal is that we raise money for the American Lung Assocation.
I have struggled with asthma on and off during my life. It has affected me when my allergies flare up, when I’m not in overall good condition, and just any old time. When my body is stressed, I get asthma. Nothing is more frightening or upsetting to me than not being able to take a full breath. Which is why this challenge really hits home for me. I am so glad to be raising funds for this organization.
I would love to get support for this climb and this cause. To sweeten the deal, I am throwing in a quilt handmade by my mother, aka Mama McBody. She has been getting all fancy-ish in her latest quilts and this one is a real beauty, don’t you think?
So — everyone who donates at least $10 will be eligible in a random drawing for this quilt. For every $10, you get another chance at it. So if you donate $50 (!!) you get five chances. But as in any random drawing, it could be just one $10 ticket that wins it. And if I get lots and lots of donations, I might just give away TWO quilts.
Here is my donation page. It’s looking pretty, um, empty right now. Please let’s fill it up! Let’s OVERfill! If you want a chance at the quilt, you have to include your name. (right?)
I used to get short of breath just taking a walk up a slight incline. So to think that I am taking on this physical challenge is a very, very, big deal. Please support me in this personal undertaking and please support the American Lung Assocation.
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!! oxoxoxo
February 8, 2011 at 3:48 am
It’s so awesome you’re doing this – both the cause and the personal accomplishment. I do declare I have stair-climbing envy, but I’m totally there next year! Check your donation page…I think you have a donor! 🙂
February 8, 2011 at 10:55 am
I did one of these a couple years after my T2 diagnosis – difficult, but so worth the cause – you go!!
February 11, 2011 at 11:08 pm
I finally remembered to check this out. I love quilts! And I had a wierd encounter with athsma a few years ago (triggered by a virus??). I had a few gasping-for-air-am-I-gonna-die-before-I-can-breathe moments. I was treated for about 9 months but it hasn’t been an issue since. I made a donation–it looks like you will need to increase your donation goal. 😉
March 10, 2011 at 8:42 pm
ooh a quilt. my mother makes quilts too, she started a couple yrs ago and made me one from scratch. its on my bed, i LOVE it. homemade things are the best!
March 18, 2011 at 12:33 pm
Oh snap! Will you throw in your mom????
March 18, 2011 at 11:34 pm
Careful what you ask for, my dear!