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Catherine and Luke Thomson
Amount Raised
$3,190.00
Fundraising Goal $1,500.00

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For our virtual challenge our goal is to see our 11 month old son walk across our lawn. Whether he achieves this or not we will be walking on May 31st. Why are we walking? When I was in high school and was still unsure of my career path, the one thing I was sure of was that I wanted to be a Mom. It took me a while to find my husband, but on June 13 ,2019 my water broke. They say it’s not like the movies. (It was...) My OBGYN said she could diagnose it from the door. I am a Nurse Practitioner, I knew there were risks getting pregnant at the age of 34. I thought I had imagined every possible worst case scenario. Cystic Fibrosis was not on my radar. My labour was rough. I didn’t realize until my postpartum check up, that it wasn’t customary to have 8-10 people in the room. Our son had a few odd looking stools immediately after he was born. At one point one of the nurses mentioned CF. I brushed it off. Then my son had a really weird, and mucousy formed stool. Being a health care provider I talked to the nurses and physician on call…I knew this was different than the normal meconium but no one seemed to have an answer. We took our son home. He went from his birth weight of 6lb 11 oz to 5 lb 13oz despite my milk coming in and constant nursing. We went to see our family doctor for our 2 week checkup and we justified it… he had started to come up in weight after all. 3 hours after that visit we got a call. Evan had a positive screen for CF. WHAT?!? No. We were in denial. There was no family history on either side. We did some googling and read that CF babies were salty… we licked him… he didn’t taste salty to me. We tried to confirm through a sweat chloride test at our CF clinic, wrapping our 6 week old in blankets and sitting in our car with the heat on in the summer to try to make him sweat. We had to repeat the test 3 times before we got enough sweat to confirm the diagnosis. In the meantime my husband and I had bloodwork done to confirm we were both carriers of the CF mutation.

Since then we’ve been doing almost an hour of chest physio everyday. He is getting used to it as long as we watch The Wiggles and he has something to put in his mouth. This week he started waving and saying bye to Dorothy the dinosaur, then to his grandparents.

Evan is doing wonderfully. He went from being in the 3rd percentile for his weight to being back in the 25th percentile. I think he will be able to walk across our lawn by May 31st. We hope and pray that Evan sees a cure in his lifetime.

Thank you to all those who have supported us!

My Location Info:
Ontario - North Bay

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A List of My Supporters (74)

Catherine Thomson left a message
May 31, 2020 7:00 PM
Thank you to everyone who sponsored us on our walk today. It was an incredible and emotional day. As a team we raised over $7500. Evan walked his way across the lawn and each of our team members walked 5km. So greatful for all the support we received. Love, Catherine, Luke and Evan And Team Evan! https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/imageWriter.aspx?ElementPropertyID=44252660
Caroline left a message
May 30, 2020 5:37 PM
Happy to support you !!
Caroline Dufresne donated an undisclosed amount
May 30, 2020 5:36 PM
Tasha and family left a message
May 30, 2020 4:39 PM
xo!
Tasha Wallace donated $50.00
May 30, 2020 4:38 PM
Cathie Pead left a message
May 30, 2020 2:47 PM
Hope all your dreams come true!!!
Catherine Pead donated $50.00
May 30, 2020 2:47 PM
Melissa left a message
May 30, 2020 12:42 PM
You are a fantastic mother for such a happy boy!
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Walk Supporter donated an undisclosed amount
May 30, 2020 12:41 PM
Julie Meakin left a message
May 29, 2020 11:56 AM
Way to go Evan! You are so cute!
Julie Meakin donated $75.00
May 29, 2020 11:55 AM
Sarah left a message
May 28, 2020 7:45 PM
So much love to you, Evan, Luke and your family Catherine!!
Sarah Sandala donated $50.00
May 28, 2020 7:44 PM
Carol Reichheld left a message
May 28, 2020 7:37 PM
CF is on our family. I am a longtime friend of Jan's & saw this on her fb so I called her yesterday to see how I could donate.
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Walk Supporter donated an undisclosed amount
May 28, 2020 7:30 PM
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Walk Supporter donated an undisclosed amount
May 28, 2020 2:51 PM
Aunt Carol & Uncle Steve ?? left a message
May 28, 2020 10:25 AM
Congrats on surpassing your goal! Your drive, determination, & energy can only result in success! God Bless you all :pray:??
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Walk Supporter donated an undisclosed amount
May 28, 2020 10:15 AM
Cathy Horgan donated an undisclosed amount
May 27, 2020 11:22 PM
Love AP& UJ left a message
May 27, 2020 9:39 PM
Have fun Evan !!!!!Great parents Catherine /Luke
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Walk Supporter donated an undisclosed amount
May 27, 2020 9:35 PM
Jeff and Kim Chalkley donated an undisclosed amount
May 27, 2020 5:04 PM
Brittany, Wes and Owen Woodruff donated $50.00
May 27, 2020 4:58 PM
Dr J. Fever left a message
May 27, 2020 1:50 PM
Keep rocking it. Cheers
John Seguin Medicine Professional Corp. donated $150.00
May 27, 2020 1:49 PM
Nancy and Bill Woodruff left a message
May 27, 2020 1:27 PM
:heart:
Nanccy Woodruff donated $25.00
May 27, 2020 1:26 PM
Anna left a message
May 27, 2020 1:06 PM
So happy Evan is doing so well :)
Anna Gibson-Olajos donated an undisclosed amount
May 27, 2020 1:06 PM
Jen McDermott, Tom, Kaley, Eric and Brodie left a message
May 27, 2020 12:52 PM
Catherine, Luke, Evan: All the best on your CF walk! Reach for the stars Evan; you're an amazing little man!
Jen McDermott donated $50.00
May 27, 2020 12:48 PM
'Uncle' Peter and Carol left a message
May 27, 2020 10:31 AM
A true inspiration by Evan, Catherine and Luke
Peter Zilinski donated $50.00
May 27, 2020 10:26 AM
Scotiabank donated $500.00
May 26, 2020 2:50 PM
David and Glenda Meakin donated $150.00
May 26, 2020 9:06 AM
OG left a message
May 25, 2020 5:05 AM
Sorry it took so long but I’m a computer idiot. Go get ‘em Evan
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Walk Supporter donated an undisclosed amount
May 25, 2020 5:04 AM
Naomi Piggott donated $200.00
May 24, 2020 5:19 PM
Karen Rolland left a message
May 24, 2020 4:53 PM
Hi Catherine. My granddaughter did not have the marker for CF but did have a rough go in her early months and toddler months with frequent respiratory infections including pneumonia too many times to count. Repeated sweat tests, do babies really sweat!? It was difficult. Final diagnosis is Asthma. Today she is a strong and lively little person despite her difficult journey with Asthma. 4 yrs latter my son has a little boy and he gets the dreaded call that our little Leo has tested positive for the CF marker. I accompanied my Dil for the dreaded journey to Hamilton for the sweat test and genetics. Thankfully he is negative for CF. He does have the marker for CF as does my son. Leo now has a keepsake in his baby records for the future. As a adult he will have this knowledge to share when he is considering becoming a parent himself. Sad but so very fortunate to have this information. Funds raised for CF has brought us this far. Thank you for continuing the plan to cure CF! I still have chills and my eyes well up when I think how important this research is. Thank you Evan for walking to find the cure for CF! You are such a sweet little boy. It was an honour to have worked with your Mom. I knew she would do great things. She made you (okay dad did too)! Go Evan!!
Mary and Scott left a message
May 13, 2020 12:06 PM
All our best wishes.
Scott Houghton donated an undisclosed amount
May 13, 2020 12:04 PM
Kevin du Manoir donated an undisclosed amount
May 12, 2020 1:58 PM
Yasmine left a message
May 7, 2020 3:51 PM
Sending you my love always
Yasmine Didi donated $25.00
May 7, 2020 3:50 PM
Maureen left a message
May 7, 2020 11:37 AM
Hi Catherine, hope all is well. Congratulations on reaching your goal!
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Walk Supporter donated an undisclosed amount
May 7, 2020 11:36 AM
Dave Dolbeck left a message
May 6, 2020 7:37 PM
Best wishes
Dave Dolbeck donated $50.00
May 6, 2020 7:35 PM
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Walk Supporter donated an undisclosed amount
May 5, 2020 10:18 PM
Hannah Francom donated $25.00
May 4, 2020 9:46 AM
Catherine Thomson left a message
May 1, 2020 6:46 PM
Thank you to everyone who has sponsored us! https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/imageWriter.aspx?ElementPropertyID=44190801
Verena left a message
Apr 30, 2020 11:57 AM
Hugs to you and your adorable little guy Catherine.
Verena Blasy donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 30, 2020 11:55 AM
Lots of love Gill and Lorraine left a message
Apr 29, 2020 2:41 AM
Love Evan and all of you. Together we will make it a disease of the past. May all of you have a happy and long life together
Lorraine Gill donated $75.00
Apr 29, 2020 2:40 AM
Jeff and Chris left a message
Apr 28, 2020 9:08 PM
Good luck on your walk. Hope it doesn't rain!
Jeff Francom donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 28, 2020 9:07 PM
Britwin Dias left a message
Apr 27, 2020 12:23 AM
Good luck on meeting and beating your goal. Hope to meet him at the next family picnic.
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Walk Supporter donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 27, 2020 12:18 AM
Ted Hastings left a message
Apr 25, 2020 10:20 PM
Dions bin great support to me and wanted to support him and his family back even if just a little good luck with your run Catherine
Edward Hastings donated $50.00
Apr 25, 2020 10:19 PM
Love Grandma and Papa left a message
Apr 25, 2020 7:42 PM
In support of our angel Evan
Carol and Dion Thomson donated $100.00
Apr 25, 2020 7:41 PM
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Walk Supporter donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 24, 2020 3:02 PM
Paul & Raisa Seliske left a message
Apr 22, 2020 5:44 PM
Good Luck Catherine
Paul and Raisa Seliske donated $20.00
Apr 22, 2020 5:43 PM
Lezly & Tony left a message
Apr 21, 2020 7:06 PM
Love you guys!
Lezly &Tony Johnson donated $50.00
Apr 21, 2020 7:05 PM
Uncle Lou and Aunt Jan left a message
Apr 21, 2020 2:43 PM
We’ve donated!... hope it’s a nice day when you walk :grinning::two_hearts:
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Walk Supporter donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 21, 2020 2:41 PM
Chris left a message
Apr 21, 2020 8:24 AM
Stay safe and enjoy the walk!
Chris Secord donated $50.00
Apr 21, 2020 8:23 AM
Lindsay Henrich left a message
Apr 21, 2020 8:15 AM
Good work momma! Hope your bucket starts to overflow.
Lindsay Henrich donated $30.00
Apr 21, 2020 8:12 AM