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Sonny Mao

Sonny Mao

I will soon be honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at a special event recognizing outstanding young professionals in my community. In accepting this distinction, I have committed to raise money to help the Foundation realize its mission of controlling and curing cystic fibrosis (CF).

Please help me meet my fundraising goal by making a donation. Your generous gift will be used efficiently and effectively to help support vital CF research, medical and education programs.

Making a donation is easy and secure! Just click the Donate button on this page to make a donation that will be credited to my fundraising efforts. Any amount you can donate will be greatly appreciated!

Cystic fibrosis is a devastating genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. More than ten million Americans are symptomless carriers of the defective CF gene. Advances continue to be made in finding a cure, but your help is needed now -- more than ever -- to help keep up the momentum of this life-saving research. Sixty years ago, children with CF usually did not live long enough to attend elementary school. Today, because of Foundation-supported research and care, the median survival age of people with CF is about 40. This is remarkable progress, but not good enough. We continue to lose precious lives to CF every day. To learn more about CF and the CF Foundation, visit cff.org.

I became involved with the CF Foundation due to a fan of my band Dividing Face. Maria Vela had CF. She lived out in Chicago and was a fan of the band and always supported us. Myself and the band met her in Chicago for the first time in 2016 when we went out there to record our first CD. We got to spend a whole day with her in the city and even invited her to sit in our evening recording session. You couldn't wipe the grin off her face with how much she was enjoying watching us work and record. Unfortunately last year she became very ill and had many visits to the hospitals and many tests. She passed away on May 4th, 2018 at the age of 20, just 2 months shy of her 21st. The band and I were heartbroken when we heard the news. And we felt helpless. As our CD release was coming in June, the band and I decided that we should take a portion of each CD sale and donate it to the local CF Foundation chapter. All in memory of Maria. It was the least we could do. In a span of a couple months, we were able to donate $500 to the Foundation thanks to the help of our fans buying the CD. I am happy that I can continue this cause this year to raise more money for the CF Foundation.

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those with cystic fibrosis. Thank you for supporting the mission of the CF Foundation!


Maria and the band standing on the Skydeck at the Willis Tower in Chicago. Maria is the top right.


Maria with the band and Assistant Engineer, Carlos


raised of $3,000 goal

Recent Donations

1. DDividing Face
2. CFCrum & Forster
3. DODawn Odom
4. SOSarah Ocheltree
5. FFor Maria
Thank you Sonny for remembering my girl. She was truly blessed to know you 💜
6. Sonny Mao