Support Cystic Fibrosis – support a friend

27 May, 2011

A friend of mine, Matthew Cahill, has cystic fibrosis. It’s a disease that affects the lungs as well as other parts of the body that is one of the most common, deadly, inherited disorders in America.

Matthew is second from the left in the back row

A few years ago Matthew required a double lung transplant, a risky operation that had a chance of extending his life.  His operation was successful and as a result Matthew is as healthy as ever.

Two years ago I was lucky to have Matthew on my ultimate team, Tune Squad. Yes. Less than a year after his operation and he was running around. Not just taking a light jog. Running.

Our team went undefeated and won the championship, largely in part to his great efforts.

Matthew is able to enjoy his new lungs because of cystic fibrosis research.

Now it’s your chance to get involved and make a difference. Cystic Fibrosis Canada is running a walk-a-thon called Great Strides to raise money for this worthy cause.

Please take a couple dollars and support me as I walk for a good cause and my friend Matthew. Every little bit helps.

About the author


I am an ex-pat Newfoundlander who has uprooted and moved to the big city of Toronto. I develop web applications for work and for fun. I play ultimate and ice hockey year-round and camp every chance my girlfriend will let me.

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