65 Roses.... that is what children who suffer from cystic fibrosis call the disease.
It is a genetic disease that, although not well known, affects thousands of children in the United States.
My cousin, Lynn Waters Hannah passed away a couple of days ago. She was on a waiting list for a lung transplant but ran out of time.
I had not seen Lynn in several years. As you get older it seems you mostly see relatives at funerals. I will be seeing folks tomorrow at Lynn's funeral.
I guess we are all too busy!
I remember as a young child Lynn was the poster child for the Bradford County Florida Cystic Fibrosis chapter or something like that. I do not remember the details. as I was only 8 years older than Lynn so I was still a single digit midget myself (under 10 years old).
Should you ever have the opportunity to donate to a worth while organization, think of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Life is too short. Lynn was only 45 years old and 65 Roses took its toll.