Thursday, August 13, 2009

I Know My Enemy...

I have so many things to be thankful for, but here are a few that are on my mind:

- I'm so thankful that I know my enemy. I know what I'm up against and better yet, I know what I can do to help me in my fight. There are so many diseases that strike suddenly and harshly with out any warning. I've been blessed to know my enemy since I was six months old and have been given a battle plan from day one. I know no different than to be in a fight every day of my life. I'm battle tested. Nothing that my enemy does surprises me and so far I've been able to fight back with everything I have. Over the last couple of years, I've been given more weapons then ever before and it's up to me to use them. For the first time in my life, I can actually see this war being won- and not by Cystic Fibrosis, by me.

- I'm so thankful for Twitter. That sounds funny when I actually type it out, but seriously, it's been such a blessing. I have met so many wonderful CFers and CF families that I can't even begin to keep a count. It's a great way to keep up on CF news, CF events and what's going on in the CF world in general. Setting up an account is very easy and you can be active on the site as little or as much as you want. If you need help setting up an account or have more questions, please, contact me. If you're on Twitter, you can find me at @RunSickboyRun. I'll give you some other great Cystic Fibrosis related tweeple to follow if you want to contact me through Twitter.

- I'm so thankful for people that have no affinity with Cystic Fibrosis that still pour their heart and soul into raising awareness and money for the CFF. I seem to be running into these people more and more and I am humbled and thankful every time that I do. Who knows who will be next to hop aboard the CF awareness train? Could that person be the next to raise millions of dollars? We never know, which is why I treat everybody I talk to about CF like they're the key to curing Cystic Fibrosis. Like I've said before, we may be just one person away from making a HUGE difference. Maybe you're the CFer or family who will bring in the next person who changes the game?

It all starts with sharing your story.

5 people had something to say...:

Groettum Family said...

Three words:
You Are Awesome

casey jones said...

I'm thankful for Ronald Sharpe.

Anonymous said...

Once again a really inspiring post!!!!
I am still working on my presentation and was wondering if you knew who founded (if that is the word) CF???
Im not sure if I have been searching in the wrong places but I just cannot seem to find it!!!
If you know or know of a way I could find out could you let me know!!! Thanks so much!!!
Keep up the great work and attitude!!

Ronnie "Sickboy" Sharpe said...

Anonymous, I mean Amanda, when I put the links to answer your question they don't show up here in the me and I'll send you the links.


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much!!!
I am sorry about the anonymous i did sign up and even started a blog thing although I have only wrote in it once but it still wont let me sign in so im not sure waht im doing wrong!!!
Talk to you soon!!!