My name is Cynthia Dorvinen and I have three children, two of which have Cystic Fibrosis. My oldest child’s name is Stephanie who is 12 years old, she has Cystic Fibrosis, then my 7 years old son, who’s name is Esaias, then my youngest son, Caleb is almost 3 years old and who has Cystic Fibrosis as well.
Being from Upper Peninsula, my children’s doctor, Randell Brown, from University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor is a wonderful pulmonary specialist and helps me and my children to understand and live with this awful disease.
Medical appointments are very stressful and travel back and forth is very exspensive, not icluding the long ride that accompanies the trip. The people who donate their time and planes for people like myself with children who have on-going medical needs has been a wonderful blessing. It allows me to be sure that my children are getting the very best care that can be found, without the worry of “how are we going to get there?”. It’s a relief to know that there are peole that care enough to give others another option that they wouldn’t otherwise have.
Thank you for everything!
Cynthia Dorvinen, Houghton