It has only been a few short months since I met Megan Cravens. There was just something about her from the minute a local friend shared her picture with me. No doubt she is just drop dead gorgeous, but she is also the type of person who shows you her heart. I think I was drawn to it. Little did I know after she modeled for me in my first collection of 2017, that Megan has Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that affects mostly the lungs, but also the pancreas, kidneys, heart, and intestine. Long-term issues include difficulty breathing and coughing up mucus as a result of frequent lung infections. Honestly, all I knew of the disease was what I saw on an episode of Grey's Anatomy.
Yesterday, while most of the locals were out at the Kentucky Derby, my family and I had the privilege of attending the Megan's Wish live auction. What an amazing event to be apart of! As you read Megan's story, you find that she used to make wishes on stars to find a cure for CF. That was how the Megan's Wish fundraiser got started. Megan continues to raise money for the CF foundation as they research for a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. I watched Megan get excited as she worked the event. Again, you could see her heart as she worked. This little girl......this young woman, is such an inspiration to everyone! However, not only was this a great charity event, it was fun! My kiddos had a blast playing the kiddie games and getting prizes, my husband was so stoked as he spent my entire allowance on auction items, and of course the food was delicious! Seriously, if you are a local in Kentuckiana, next year you should really come out this event and support our gorgeous model!
Looking at Megan, you see an ordinary, beautiful girl. Megan and I discussed it lately, most people don't know she has CF or even believe her when she tells them. This reminds me of my own daughter, Savannah Rose. Savannah is a 10 year old girl who most of the time is strong and energetic. However, when we least expect it, Savannah will become lathargic, tachychardic or septic. She in no way, has to deal with the troubles Megan has had to deal with, but she has spent more than enough time in hospitals and clinics. Savannah has an un-diagnosed condition where her immune system does not work like most and her heart rate stays elevated all the time. Savannah has been through countless tests, and recently has been advised to go to Indianapolis to do more testing, for answers. Honestly where Savannah Rose is concerned, it is the tests that are the hardest on her, but we still await answers on why it is happening to her. We still wonder each day if she will be the same girl flipping around on the gymnastics mats, or if she will be in the ER.
It is because of Megan's Inspiration and Savannah's struggles that our family chooses to help Megan any way we can as she works for what she is passionate about. We know that any advancements in medicine can help so many. Whether it is CF, Cancer or any of the thousands of other medical disorders that can affect people, we strive towards cures, treatments, and tests with answers. For this reason, as business owners, we have decided to donate 10% of all of our sales towards Megan's Wish and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. We believe in what Megan is fighting for!
So for everyone out there in our blogging world....know that any purchases you make with Infinite Possibilities, you will be helping fight for a cure!