Join us this summer for a Book Club! We will be reading the book Muddy Thursday by Darla Garvey. Garvey, a mother of two children wrote a memoir about her experience. Read below the synopsis:
Ray lived with cystic fibrosis (CF), a genetic life-threatening disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. His daily care was complicated and time-consuming, but between respiratory treatments Ray lived as if he didn't have cystic fibrosis. He was equal parts charming, feisty, thoughtful, stubborn, and incredibly funny. In fact, nothing brought Ray more joy than making people laugh. So it seems especially cruel that a young boy who brought laughter to this world, and one who fought every day to slow the progression of his disease, would be blindsided by something else that shockingly took his life.
Ray's younger sister, Martha was also diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Not only did Martha lose her only sibling, she lost her best friend, her partner in crime, and the only other person she knew who had CF. After her brother's death, Martha was left to deal with complications from her illness without the one person who would have understood her fight and would have championed for her to hang in there. Muddy Thursday chronicles Martha's courageous journey with, and without, her brother.
Read the book on your own time and then come together with Grampions and other CF champions to discuss the book. We will meet virtually to discuss the book and talk to Darla Garvey, the author!
The first five grampions to register for the event out of each chapter will receive a free copy of the book.
**This book is has not been endorsed or reviewed by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.