We choose someone diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis through a nomination process on a monthly basis highlighting those that not only live with CF but live by the MTJMe motto, which is to "Be BIGGER Than Yourself"
We look for those that are trying to make our world a better place whether thats inspiring others, working with their communities, or just living a healthy and adventurous lifestyle so our goal with COTM is to create a "Get Out And Explore" pack including all your needs to get lost in the wilderness (NOT LITERALLY).
Each CFer of the month will be showcased over MTJMe's social media platforms and sent a special CFer of the Month gift pack containing awesome MTJMe swag as well as product from some of our product sponsors that support our projects!
December CF’er OTM
What does CF mean to me? CF means to me about always overcoming an obstacle in my path. From being told at a young age that I wouldn’t ever grow up to go to high school and overcoming the odds. Overcoming any statistics at the time. It’s living to be 40 years old. It’s about always living my life to its fullest and never backing down from a challenge. Taking life by the horns. It’s about creating a legacy to family and especially my children. It’s about always living my life to its fullest and being the best example to others. Especially others with CF. It’s about creating hope for others that may not see hope in their current situation.
What am I doing to live my life? I live everyday trying to make a different in my life and all the people around me. I love taking every opportunity to live life to its fullest. And be grateful for every moment I am alive. I love to set daily goals and try to blow past them. I also love setting long term goals, whether it’s a life goal, career goal, or even athletic goal. Basically the goal of my life is to become better, stronger, faster, and smarter every single day. I am not content in just living day to day. I have to be better the next day than the previous. I live to inspire and make a difference in as many people’s lives as possible.
What are some of my near future goals? My most near future goal is working on getting promoted at work. My next future goal is to get my story out there for other CFers to follow my example. Other goals would be to do another century ride or maybe even a marathon soon. I have a continuous goal of being the best version of myself every day and making a difference in someone’s life every day. And always being the best husband and father possible to my family. This is something I don’t take lightly.
Advice I would give other CFers living in our crazy world. I would tell all CFers to go live your dream. Do the impossible. Don’t let anything stop you from achieving your goals and dreams. Don’t use CF as an excuse to not live your life to the fullest. Go tackle all your life dreams. Live every single minute of the day like it’s your last. And just enjoy life. Find happiness in everything, everyone, and everywhere. Don’t let others drag you down. Rise above your challenges and struggles. I think if we all lived to be examples for others, this world would be a better place.