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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Team Marisa & Wellesley

208386_208017829217300_100000272539809_794154_4107544_nWhile Brian played Mr. Mom for a few days, I was able to attend Marisa’s memorial service in Arizona.  It was an emotional weekend, but I’m so glad I was able to go.  Marisa is truly one-of-a-kind, and made (and will continue to make) an impact on so many lives.  marisa,scott3[10]Her hilarious sense of humor and unending compassion for others will live on.  As many people said, knowing Marisa made you want to be a better person.  (You can read more about Marisa here and here.)

My brother, Scott, created this beautiful tribute video for Marisa, that truly captures the inspiration she is to her family, her friends, and the rest of the world.  It was played during her memorial service – not a dry eye in the house when it finished!

Marisa Johnson from Scott on Vimeo.

0_n2Within her family, Marisa was not alone in her struggle with cystic fibrosis – her younger sister, Wellesley, also lost her battle with the disease in 2001, at the age of 18.

Blow-Away-CFScott will be walking with Team Marisa & Wellesley at the Great Strides Walk in Phoenix to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on May 22, 2011.  If you have some change to spare, and want to support a great cause, please donate!  According to CFF: “your generous gift will be used efficiently and effectively, as nearly 90 cents of every dollar of revenue donate buttonraised is available for investment in vital CF programs to support research, care and education.”


If you’d like to support Team Marisa & Wellesley and help make a difference in the lives of those affected by cystic fibrosis, please click the button on the left.printables button


I will be offering free printables, during the week of April 17, 2011, in exchange for your generous donation to Team Marisa & Wellesley.  Please click the button to the right for more information!

Thanks so much for your support!


Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. The video was absolutely beautiful and although I didn't know Marisa personally it touched me greatly. I don't have a lot to give but I'll make a donation in her memory.

Heather said...

The video was lovely and a wonderful tribute. Even though I did not know Marisa, I can tell she will be greatly missed. I am so sorry for your loss.

Auntie Lolo said...

Wow that was a touching video. I will definitely make a donation and post this on my blog and facebook. Thanks Aimee!


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