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Brendan Hughes

Brendan Hughes

See my blog below in regards to Lea Faraone. Lea had Cystic Fibrosis and unfortunately recently lost her lifelong battle with the illness.

My name is Brendan Hughes. I dated my friend Lea for a brief time and remained friends with her and have continued to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of her efforts and having grown my own passion for helping the organization after seeing the low overhead operation in action and being around the incredible individuals involved.

I had such a high level of respect for Lea because an outsider never would have known that anything was different about her. She never asked for sympathy even though she had to spend hours on a daily basis extracting mucus from her body using a special device and was frequently in and out of the hospital dealing with lung infections that ultimately took her life. Many would have tried to make others feel sorry for the hand they were dealt with in life if in Lea’s position. Not Lea. She dedicated her life to raising awareness and money for Cystic Fibrosis through her efforts with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Salty Cysters. Whether or not she even ever fully realized it, she became an icon not only within the Cystic Fibrosis community but society more broadly for those that came into contact with her. Her dedication and determination has pushed me to do more not only for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation but for others in general. There are few natural born leaders in the world that can have such a profound impact on others and Lea was one of them.

In Lea’s honor, I am pledging to raise $5,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 2019. Hopefully I will see early traction in my online campaign and quickly up the ante to $10,000 and beyond, as I will be contributing a significant amount of my own funds to support the cause and will only give more if others are as enthusiastic about the initiative as I am. I will be serving on the 2019 Maryland’s Finest Committee where I will again be assisting connections with a yearlong fundraising campaign for the CF Foundation. I raised $5,196 as a 2017 Maryland’s Finest and assisted two friends in raising a combined $6,208 as a member of the 2018 Maryland’s Finest Nominating Committee.

Brendan’s Contact Information:
Email: Hughes2525@gmail.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brendan-hughes-cfa-8a107155/

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$5,065
raised of $5,000 goal
 

Recent Donations

$450.00
1. Brendan Hughes
$25.00
2. Brooke Shaffer
$50.00
3. Vince Launi
$50.00
4. Emily Hughes
$600.00
5. Mark & Kelly Hughes
$100.00
6. Colin McGowan