Early Childhood Raises Money for Cystic Fibrosis
The Early Childhood Education (ECE) program at the Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center recently took on a school fundraiser with a special meaning.
It was a visit from a mother of a cystic fibrosis (CF) child that stirred the students’ compassion. The visitor, Erin Rogers, the mother of three daughters, spoke to the junior and senior classes detailing the symptoms of the disease and the daily care necessary for her youngest daughter, Eden, who was diagnosed with CF.
Prior to the visit, the students had no idea what Cystic Fibrosis was or the care needed for those afflicted, but Rogers’ visit touched hearts. The ECE students determined to raise money for CF and participated in a Stoller Butter Braid fundraiser which collected $500.00 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
CF is a disorder that is inherited and causes severe damage to the lungs and digestive system. In recent years great improvements have been made to help children with CF and researchers continue to work toward a cure for the disease.
Rogers was very touched by the students’ heart and their desire to bring awareness to this disorder by donating to the foundation. She hopes that someday their kindness and the kindness of others may change the future for her daughter and many others who battle this disease.
ECE instructor Shirley Meehan is very proud of the hard work her students put into this project. Anyone wanting to donate may do so by sending their donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 8001 Sweet Valley Drive, Suite 3, Valley View, Ohio 44125. You may add in C/O of Eden on the envelope if you like.
Photo: Daughters Elyse (standing in front) and Eden with their mother Erin Rogers pose with two ECE students who participated in the CF fund raiser.