Had a great lunch with Janet from J & H Inc. J & H Inc has sponsored our Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation since its inception in 2006. J & H believes in our cause, and each month gives us a generous donation to make sure the kids and adults with Cystic Fibrosis have what they need to lead a normal life. We, from our foundation continues to thank J & H Inc for being a part of us.
I spoke on Hope and Adversity with my personal Story of living with Cystic Fibrosis with our Daughter, Cody, at this conference. It touched my soul and was very therapeutic. I highly recommend all those you have an affiliation with Cystic Fibrosis to attend this conference. It is held every year. It is highly educational and supportive.
We are so lucky to be a part of this book. Keeping Cody’s legacy alive. From Gallatin History Museum research coordinator, Rachel Phillips,
Legendary Locals of Bozeman, is a great read packed full of past and living local legends. In the book, it states that “Cody is the most inspirational legend of Bozeman”
Cody was an “ole soul”, and all she wanted in life was to make the most of everyday she had. She accomplished that great goal.
“I am a victor not a victim. I am a young woman of courage and strength and I am determined and thirsty for life.
Neither lure nor treachery has ever or will ever win me as I am armed with power an bravery”
“Life is as much my playground as yours and I will strive my hardest to play as rough and tough as my fellow playmates”
Ginny and George Dieruf, founders of The Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation, pledge a lifetime to helping to raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis. Raising funds to help those with CF in our community and surrounding area. Please join us in this fight against Cystic Fibrosis.
“I want to fill each day, every minute with as much beauty as I can, because I know this body and these minutes are not forever”
“I am going to go fishing and I aim to catch myself a whopper. I want to grab hold of all of life’s treasures and take every opportunity to bask in their glory. I see a side of life that few have or will ever see. Each day filled with exhaustion, tears, and pain, is a look into an unexplored galaxy that I feel lucky to have seen. Even though my school absences are abundant, my education continues to prosper as I have a fierce hunger for knowledge. I work harder and devote more time than most students not only because I want to keep up with the pack, but because I want to be the leader. Some doubt that I will be able to walk in the shoes I hope to fulfill, but I always succeed. Not only do I satisfy the breadth of my intended, but I dance in them until the soles run ragged.”
“To be a warrior in life one must learn to fight for who they are. I strive everyday to prove who I am and what I am capable of accomplishing. I want to unveil the eyes of the blind so they can see that I am just as able-bodied and willing to live life to its fullest. I know not whether I gained strength and courage from my daily struggles or whether God chose me because I already possessed the nature capable of enduring such emotional and physical affliction. I do know, however, that in a way I have been blessed. Cystic Fibrosis has helped give birth to a deeper appreciation for life and all of its gifts. An education is one of the most beautiful gifts that life has to offer and I want to dive into it and then share what it gives to me with the rest of the world. I am well aware that my college career will be filled with dips and bends as it is for most collegiates, but I welcome these adventures and look forward to them. I aim to explore myself and in the progress expand myself. The world is like an eddy effusing with opportunity and bursting with life”. Cody
“I have worn the medal of victory after several triumphs in physical battle. I dive into adventure and endure all the unexpected turns. I swing from vines over crocodile infested pools and I play with venomous predators. I challenge the ghostly eyes illuminating the forest walls and await the anticipated onslaught. I am a victor not a victim. I am a young woman of courage and strength and I am determined and thirsty for life. Neither lure nor treachery has ever or will ever win me as I am armed with power and bravery. Life is as much my playground as yours and I will strive my hardest to play as rough and tough as my fellow playmates. I may fall but I will never stay down, as I too am a participant in the race of man. I am the undaunted protagonist in an adventure I call Cystic Fibrosis” Cody.