This is Eli

A blog about Eli. A blog about survival – and by that, I mean life!

There are so many people who have been nice to us since we had our little buddy. Yes, we wish he didn’t have CF, but he does, and it’s brought out the best in the people in our lives. We’ve also met new people who are lovely and wonderful.

Thanks for the Great Strides Illinois effort Chris & Carrie!

Thanks for the Great Strides Illinois effort Chris & Carrie!

Quite a few people I know have raised money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This is really important to us; a drug combination going into several trials right now could, if successful, help save Eli’s life. The drug combo would essentially force his cells to work properly, thinning out the mucus in his body that causes life-threatening lung infections.

I took a breather from blogging this week to try and hang out with my in-laws and catch up at work. Speaking of work, sorry, everyone I know, because I keep going on and on about my work. Two killer, and rare, EF-5 twisters as well as additional violent and deadly storms, tornadoes and flash floods down here in a span of three weeks have been all-consuming for me and everyone else on staff. The storms killed around 50, splintered giant swaths of multiple towns and injured hundreds of people. Besides helping out with storm coverage I finished my CF piece – a huge challenge for me personally and professionally. I’m not going to pretend I’m striking any kind of healthy work-life balance. There is no balance. I’m tired. I miss my kids. I don’t recall what my husband looks like…and what was his name again? I’ve gained at least five pounds in chocolate snacks. I hardly saw my poor visitors. We never even played cards. I kept falling asleep while trying to put the baby to bed. World’s worst host – right here! Thank you. Thank you very much.

Thanks auntie Amy, Mandy, Max and Lucy for your Great Strides effort.

Thanks auntie Amy, Mandy, Max and Lucy for your Great Strides effort.

Well, enough of my complaining. Thank you everyone who has been nice to us, and everyone who has taken the time to raise a little cash for research. It means so much to my family. And it means so much to my son. His future is bright because of your efforts.

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