“I have CF, cystic fibrosis. I am chronically fabulous. I am a courageous fighter. I am carefree.” -Shelby Klug
I am so honored to be running the Long Beach Half Marathon with Team ShelbyUSA! Shelby Klug is a cystic fibrosis (CF) patient and daughter of Unified Grocers’ Sue Klug. Team ShelbyUSA is currently the #1 CF Fundraising team in the country! If you have ever heard this inspirational young lady speak you know why. Please help us find a CURE for Cystic Fibrosis and donate to our team! Ho'omaikai!
“Many people wonder how I cope…I guess I’m just happy. I don’t really know how I do it because well—I actually feel blessed. (As I) become more involved with the CF community, the more CF friends I make. I started to experience something I never had before. Death…I saw kids just like me with cystic fibrosis dying. Those kids were my friends. I felt like when they left they took a piece of me with them. I felt like a puzzle and each time I lost a piece I got weaker and mismatched. I didn’t really know what to do anymore. I became depressed and could barely make it through a day of school. My friends saw me crying in the hallways and no matter how hard I tried to smile I just couldn’t. Then I realized how good I have it. How great it is to be me. I am so thankful for the life I have and all of the people who support me.
“Because of all of the support that people like you provide to the foundation, the future is bright and sunny. I want you to know from the bottom of my heart how much it means to me and all of the other kids with this disease."
“CF can stand for many things but I am positive that one day it will stand for Cure Found.”
-Shelby Klug, Survivor
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