Team Cody

It takes a team and The Office of Gallatin County in Bozeman, MT. formed a softball team and played with hearts full of love in hopes to draw awareness of Cystic Fibrosis.  Being strong supporters of The Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation, Gallatin County Softball Team would like to stike out Cystic Fibrosis.

Whether you make a donation, spread awareness, become an organ donor, or just simply believe in hope for a cure, CDBF hopes that the kindness of others, will inspire you to always try and help people in need and to truly make a difference in the life of those with this disease called cystic fibrosis.

Meet Mike and Kat Porco with Attain Health.

 

 

Attain Health was created in 2016 through the collaborative efforts of Mike and Kat Porco from Red Lodge, Montana.

Attain Health empowers patients with cystic fibrosis by partnering with them to develop the skills necessary

to optimize daily care and regain control over their health. Attain’s platform of Integrative  Health

and Physical Performance Coaching offers clients the opportunity to set personal health goals,

develop implementation plans, establish positive habits and overcome inevitable setbacks to

achieve their vision of health.

Attain Health has served over 125 members of the cystic fibrosis community.

Together, we can make a world a better place.

http://attainhealth.today

 

 

65 Wellness Wishes

A special Thank you to Meghan’s Light Inc.  Sometimes people are brought into our world for a reason.  Meghans Light was formed by Meghan’s family after cystic fibrosis took her life at the age of 39.  
The Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation is in the planning stages for their 2nd annual Mothers Retreat and Meghan’s Light Inc. is sending a mother from the New York area to this retreat in beautiful Big Sky Montana.
We are forever touched by the goodness of others in this fight against cystic fibrosis.  From near and far we help each other.  Words can not describe how incredible and compasionate Meghan’s Light portrays.  From Boston to Montana, our journey begins to get to know each other better.
 
Meghan’s Light, whose mission is to support finding a cure for cystic fibrosis and to inspire hope and courage in patients, families and communities impacted by cystic fibrosis. Meghan’s Light remembers the light without and the light within that radiated from Meghan during her earthly journey and the continued presence of her light that shines brightly today.

A Mom Shares her Story! We Love You Jeremy.

 
Jeremy is the younger of my two children with Cystic Fibrosis. He was born two months after my daughter’s diagnosis. He was a loving little boy, making people laugh, incredibly sensitive to others with “ imperfections.” Teachers and professors adored him, peers flocked to be with him.
He was always the more ill of the kids, but he took everything in stride, entertaining nurses and doctors at the hospital- he quickly became the nursing staff favorite.
He began drawing at an early age, becoming an incredibly talented artist by his teens- he had one of his pieces chosen for a local museum when he was in high school. He graduated with a dance in his step, and a PICC line in his arm.
Jeremy went on to study art/ graphic design for three years. The summer of his third year he got an infection his body couldnt fight off. He held on and fought for three long weeks in the ICU until the end. He turned 21 on life support and earned his wings just 11 days after that birthday.
Now, my daughter fights for both of them, continuing to enroll in the clinical trials they did together…and we are left with rooms full of his art and pictures of him with his beautiful smile.. I often wonder what he would be doing now, had he beat that last infection, and I miss him with every beat of my heart💔💔

We Walk Together

Our Mothers of Cystic Fibrosis Children need you.

Become a fundraising Hero for The Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation during Give Big 

https://www.givebiggv.org  
May 3-4, 6pm-6pm  The Biggest online giving day of the year

“We Walk Together” Mothers Retreat

Our top Fundraising Hero will receive a
$100.00 gift card to Rib & Chop House 

With your help we can send a mom of a cystic fibrosis child to our three day mothers retreat 

 Name: We Walk Together

https://www.givebiggv.org
Date:  May 3-4, 6pm-6pm

You can introduce a friend and let them know of our important work that we do.

You can let our famiilies with cystic fibrosis know that they are not alone.

Moms we are here for you!

Fitness Scholarship available to individuals with Cystic Fibrosis

Hello, Montana. Due to a Vertex grant given to The Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation, we are now offering scholarships for Fitness to those with Cystic Fibrosis in Montana. Please message me if you are interested in applying for a scholarship.

Fitness is a must with CF and we are so excited to be a part of helping someone stay healthy.

Thank you, Vertex Pharmaceutical.

A big shout out to the 320 Ranch –

A big shout out to the 320 Ranch – www.320ranch.com. We are holding our WE WALK TOGETHER retreat on Sept. 29 through Oct 2 and they have been such great supporters. We are so very thankful to be able to have our retreat at 320 ranch. A great get a way for moms of CF. We are looking forward to this event and meeting all of your fantastic mothers.

Climb for Cody

 Climb for Cody

In celebration of my 50th birthday I plan to complete climbing the 50 highest peaks in New Hampshire.  Of these 50 climbs, 48 of them are part of the 4000 Footers, which I first started hiking with my friend Denise several years ago.  Since then, Bruno and I have been hiking the 4000 Footers together.  The other two mountains that make the 50 highest peaks in New Hampshire are, Sandwich Dome and The Bulge. These two are just short of 4,000 feet in elevation.  My goal is to hike the remaining 11 summits on the list of 50 highest peaks, ending a climb to Mount Moriah (#50) in October with Bruno, Denise and a few other friends.

When I hike in the mountains I feel very alive, present and connected to my surroundings.  The ability to climb mountains, to have the sensation of my heart pounding in my chest and my lungs working hard to fuel my body with oxygen is a blessing I don’t take for granted.  For those living with Cystic Fibrosis, like my brother Michael and my cousin Stacy, every breath is precious, and sometimes just getting through the day feels like climbing a mountain.

It was through my brother Michael that I came to know about the Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation that was formed to honor Cody Nicole Dieruf.  Cody passed away April 28, 2005, from Cystic Fibrosis at the age of 23.   Her family formed the Foundation to carry on Cody’s legacy and to help others who live with Cystic Fibrosis.  The Foundation has helped patients by covering costs of medicines, co-pays, and therapy equipment.

In lieu of gifts or a grand celebration, I invite family and friends to make a donation to The Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation.  I will match very dollar donated for Climbing for Cody, and Pfizer, who generously offer a matching gift program to employees, will also match each dollar.

Please consider a donation to The Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation to help me celebrate reaching this milestone of being 50 years old!

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