CX2 Great Strides Walk
MADELINE CLAIRE GAMBRELL
OCTOBER 27, 2001- SEPTEMBER 1, 2018
I am so utterly heartbroken to inform those of you who have followed, and donated to our CF walk, that we lost Madeline. She gained her angel wings on 9/1/2018. Although we knew she was very sick, her passing was a complete, and utter shock. Madeline started her Junior year of high school on 8/20. She had posted a selfie that day, she looked so beautiful, and healthy. Not two weeks later, she was gone.
Garry and I received the news from her parents on Friday morning 8/31 that she was in the hospital and the Dr’s were going to send her to hospice later that day. There wasn’t anything more they could do for her. We went straight away to see her. Other than being on oxygen, she seemed her normal self, with that big smile on her face, and giggling at everyone. I will never forget those moments. Harry Potter was playing on the TV, her little sister, Savannah, was in the hospital bed with her, and like usual they were giggling at their own private jokes.
Prior to us going back to see her, she was doing paperwork with the hospital. At 16 years old, she signed her own DNR, and specified what she wanted regarding her remains. That day visiting with her, I was in awe of her strength and grace. I can’t imagine what she must have been feeling, but she did not let it show. In fact, after visiting with her, I honestly thought the Dr’s had it all wrong, and that she was going to pull through. Sadly, that was not the case.
Although we couldn’t save Madeline, we still have much faith that we will find a cure in time for Savannah, and so many others suffering with this terrible disease. I know that more than anything, Madeline would have wanted a cure found for her sister. They had a bond like no other. So, with your help, CX2 will continue to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis research, “Until It’s Done”
Madeline and Savannah on their first day of school 8/20/2018.
On April 6, 2019 in Burnet Texas, the 5th Annual Great Strides Walk will be held at Haley Nelson Park! Registration: 9am Walk: 10am
In order for there to be any hope for a cure or at minimum better treatments, it is up to the gracious donations of people like you and me.
Team CX2 is extremely proud to announce our participation as Presenting Sponsor for the fifth year. The past four years, we, with your help, were able to raise over $100,000! Please consider joining our team in an effort to help find a cure for this terrible disease.
Even if you donate $5, it puts us $5 closer to finding a cure. These donations are 100% tax deductible.
You can do this by going to our link at: http://fightcf.cff.org/goto/cx2.
If you prefer to donate by check, please make it out to- CFF Central Texas Chapter. You can mail it addressed to, CX2 Construction P.O. Box 307 Driftwood, TX 78619
We realize that not everyone can donate money, but you can still help raise awareness by joining our team when we “Walk Today, Add Tomorrows” on April 6, 2019.
More about Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis is an incurable genetic disorder affecting thousands of children and adults in the United States. Cystic Fibrosis causes the body to create thick sticky mucus which wreaks havoc in the lungs and digestive system.
Approximately 10 million Americans are symptom-less carriers of the gene. This makes the need for research and development that much more critical.
Due to the work of CFF, driven by community support, there is more hope than ever for those living with Cystic Fibrosis. Learn more by visiting www.CFF.org.
Please help, Savannah, and all people living with Cystic Fibrosis by getting involved with Great Strides!