Tracie Lawlor Trust Patient Assistance fund was set up to directly help Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients avail of integrative treatments. The fund has helped purchase treatments for CF’s ranging from exercise bikes, gym memberships, to acupuncture and supplements, all of which have aided in improving the quality of life for people with CF. Recently the TLT4CF have purchased a state of the art bike from Italy at cost with the very kind help of Pat Whitney and Peter Thatcher.
William Bresnan a recent transplant recipient was asked to take part in the world transplant games this year in South Africa, with disciplines of cycling and swimming however he was unable to afford a proper racing bike and train with it. He had applied to the national CF charity for gym membership but was refused and asked to wait a year due to receiving it a number of times, so he did and was refused again and was told a meeting on rules was going to take place. He then wrote a letter explaining what happened to us and how much it would mean to him, as we understand the importance of exercise for maintaining health post transplant and it is important to show inspiration to other CF’s, show them it can be done, it may be hard but this is an example with some belief and hard work, we were able to not only get a state of the art racing bike but fund treatment with a Physiotherapist in his local area and he has been flying it ever since! This is due to the many, many kind people of Wexford that have made this fund possible, We look forward to seeing him at the transplant world games next year, flying the Irish flag proudly! This would not be possible without people like you, so thank you, as any donation helps, as we do not take a wage nor salary so all your donations directly/indirectly help CF patients and further research.
This was made possible through the Patients Assistance Fund (click link for full list), this is one of many stories of how the money you donate to us has being directly used to help CF patients right now with their needs, thank you so much and remember we don’t waste your donations on wages/salaries/allowances/investments etc. the money you give is used as it should be. Please consider us in any fundraising activity in the future to help us, help many more CF’s and continue to help those that have availed of the fund thus far.