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A Tribute to Todd

Ashley Golleher

Ashley Golleher

Hello. My name is Ashley Golleher. Thank you for visiting my Cystic Fibrosis fundraising page. Each year, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation hosts a special event recognizing young professionals in our community. In accepting this distinction, I have committed to raise money to help the Cystic Foundation realize its mission of controlling and curing cystic fibrosis (CF).

My husband and I were raised and still reside in Carlisle, Arkansas. Our community is connected to Cystic Fibrosis through one of our own, Todd Miles. Through my fundraising campaign, I want to honor the life and legacy of CF Fighters like Todd. His family and friends describe him as happy go lucky. You would almost always find him smiling under his cowboy hat.

Todd was born in 1974, prior to many advances in CF treatment. When Todd was 10 years old, his father began rising early every morning to jog with his son as a form of lung therapy. Todd continued to run every day of his life and eventually in the 2003 Little Rock Marathon. Those who knew him best say that Todd did not let CF define him, except maybe it made him enjoy life more. He realized his time would come sooner, which made him do it all! And he did. During Todd’s almost 30 short years, he was a fun-loving friend, son, brother and uncle, animal lover and rescuer, singer, croppy fisher, successful financial broker, and more. He made everyone laugh and smile right up to his very last minute. Todd ran through this life faster than we wanted, but we cannot help but smile in awe of the courageous legacy he leaves behind.

Will you 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 for CF Fighters like Todd.

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

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$2,175
raised of $5,000 goal
 

Recent Donations

$25.00
1. J Jeanne Cunningham Percefull
So glad I could honor Todd with this donation. He was a great person!
2. CBCourtney Baird
$200.00
3. DBDoug And Robin Bowen
4. KVKatherine Vasilos
$100.00
5. APAnne And Mike Preston
$200.00
6. RRRobin Rountree