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Norwood Ezzell
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Norwood Ezzell

I am trying stand-up comedy for the first time (!!). And I need your support! I am participating in LOL4CFF, where I’ll be part of a comedy competition among first-time stand-up comedians. I’m doing a five-minute set for the show, all for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In support of my participation in the event, I’m raising money for this great cause.

There are three ways to support me:
  1. Make a donation that will be credited to my fundraising efforts. Any amount you can donate will make a difference and be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Purchase a ticket for LOL4CFF and see this all go down! The event is on August 9, 2024 at The Big Chill in Charlotte. Tickets include a seated dinner, hosted beer & wine, and if you’re there, you can vote for me to win!
     
  3. If you know others that would be willing and interested in joining our efforts, please send them my link and invite your friends to support our effort!

Since I began my fundraising for the Foundation, I was fortunate to meet the mom of Micah, who you see below. Micah has cystic fibrosis. This is why your support matters. In the words of Micah's mom:



"We didn’t find out that Micah had cystic fibrosis until he was born. From the very first time he ate, he had to take pancreatic enzymes because of the digestion issues that are part of having CF. We would open up the enzyme pills and sprinkle the contents on a baby spoon full of applesauce, then try and shove it in his mouth, quickly followed by a bottle. This was difficult but we persisted! It's no surprise that he was able to swallow these pills on his own at the early age of four! Micah still takes pancreatic enzymes to this day, before he eats anything over 5g of fat.

When Micah was little, his dad and I would use a little cupping tool and beat on his chest in order to break up the mucus in his lungs, another symptom of CF. Now he uses a vest that does the same thing; a physiotherapy machine that basically loosens the mucus so he can cough it out, creating less opportunity for bacteria and bugs to stick in his lungs.

Micah's early years were very hard for me and his dad, but we tried to make his life as normal as possible. He wasn’t a baby with CF, he was (and is!) just Micah.

Fast forward to 2020, Micah started a new drug called Trikafta, which was made possible by the CF Foundation and its generous supporters. It has completely changed his life. He used to spend more than an hour on CF treatments a day that are now cut in half. He is active does taekwondo and basketball. He loves school too; he’s really creative and is on student council.

The cystic fibrosis community is so supportive and encouraging. From the beginning, they made us feel like we weren't alone. We participate in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundations walk for a cure every year. The comfort and support that we receive, and the hope we have for the longevity and quality of Micah’s life, comes from all of the people with CF, fellow caregivers of people with CF, and all who support, donate, and conduct research so that one day we will have a cure. We are forever grateful and humbled by what this support means for our son.

Thank you to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and to you for your efforts to find a cure for this disease."
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Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that causes a thick buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. In the lungs, mucus clogs the airways and traps bacteria, which can lead to infections, extensive lung damage and respiratory failure.
 
Recognized globally, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has led the way in the fight against cystic fibrosis, fueling extraordinary medical and scientific progress. The life expectancy of someone born with CF has doubled in the last 30 years. Despite this progress, many people with CF do not benefit from existing therapies.
 
Our vision is a cure for every person with cystic fibrosis and a life free from the burden of this disease. We will not leave anyone behind. You are an important part of our progress. Together, let’s make CF stand for Cure Found.
 
To learn more about CF and the CF Foundation, visit www.cff.org.

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