Friday, May 30, 2014

2014 Make CF History Charity Classic "CF Champion" Spotlight: Meet Kate

Today's CF Champion spotlight is Team Puck Hogs' Kate Hennessey:

My name is Kate Hennessey. I am 16 years old and a junior at The Upper Arlington High School. I love playing field hockey and spending time with my friends and family. I have cystic fibrosis. I was diagnosed when I was three years old and have been battling this disease ever since. With the immense support from my parents, brothers, and friends I am able to keep my spirits high and never stop fighting. The future of this disease looks promising and gives me hope. I sincerely thank each and every one of you for playing to find a cure for my disease. 

Kate is the daughters of one of the CF Foundation
 Board Members, Marie Hennessey.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

2014 Make CF History Charity Classic "CF Champion" Spotlight: Meet Taylor and Macey

Today's CF Champion spotlight is Team Black and Tan's Taylor and Macey Monturo:

Hi, my name is Taylor and my sister is Macey and we have Cystic Fibrosis. Macey is 9 and I'm 12 years old.  Macey does horseback riding and I play hockey.  I found interest in hockey by watching the Blue Jackets.  R.J. Umberger raises money for CF and that is who inspired me to play. I started out playing for the Sting house team for 2 years and then moved to u14 Blue Jackets girls travel team. I just recently tried out for u16 team and I don't plan on stopping there. My goal is to play on the Ohio State women's hockey team.   Ever since I started hockey the doctors say I've been healthier than ever! It is great exercise for my lungs.  

Macey has been taking riding lessons for 3 years.  She rides English style and is starting to compete in shows.  She wants to own her own stable when she grows up.   Macey has been in the hospital several times from lung infections.  She has missed a ton of school and works really hard to catch up.   She loves anything horse related and reads anything about horses.  

Thank you for participating in the CF hockey classics, we really appreciate your support.  The money that you help raise funds the research so that the scientists will be one step closer to finding a cure and make my sister and I able to do what we love better!

Taylor and Macey