Walk Supports Cystic Fibrosis Research

Walk Supports Cystic Fibrosis Research

There are 10 comments on the WFMZ story from May 16, 2010, titled Walk Supports Cystic Fibrosis Research. In it, WFMZ reports that:

A walk at Green Lane Park in Montgomery County is raising money to try and find a cure to a chronic lung disease.

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Sharon Frederick

Pottstown, PA

#1 May 16, 2010
Please be advised that this walk was to honor ALL that have Cystic Fibrosis. Erins mother, Jamie orchastrated the walk, however the Great Strides organization supports all who fight this deadly disease. Multiple teams and families attended this great event. I respectfully ask that if you rerun this clip, to edit it to include all that have cystic fibrosis. My five year old son and nephew (who both suffer from this disease) and his team of 35 people "Courageous Cousins" would seriously appreciate it. Thank you for covering our event and helping us to educate the public.
Sharon Frederick
Erins Eagle Member

Telford, PA

#2 May 16, 2010
Okay, obviously the people watching this video realized that there were many more people there rather than just Jaime and Erin. There wouldn't be a Great Strides Walk for just one person with Cystic Fibrosis. And if multiple teams and families attended, why are you the only one complaining? I know that Erin's Eagles made this whole walk happen, so in that case maybe thats why they interviewed Erin, not your son or nephew. Couragous Cousins,helped out, but I don't agree with this comment. Some people are just selfish and ignorant, and can't accept the fact that they weren't in the spot light for once. This young girl suffers from the same disease your son does, the poor girl was just interviewed, no need to be self centered.

Tampa, FL

#3 May 16, 2010
wow, is this lady serious? This walk was for all of the families. They walked together to raise awareness for cystic fibrosis. Jaime did a wonderful job getting this together. She had little help and still pulled it off. To actually write a comment like this is kinda rude.

Please get back intouch with the "cause" not the spotlight. Nice plug.....geesshhh!
Faye Frederick

Northbrook, IL

#4 May 17, 2010
I can't believe that Erin's mother came back with a comment like this, to me this sounded very uncaring for the rest of the families that deal with Cystic Fibrosis on an everyday basis. My daughter-in-law & son have worked very hard to keep my grandson healty & to live a normal life like all other 5 year old little boys. It is very hard for families that have 2 children with CF, they can't enjoy birthdays or holidays together like other families do. Please rerun the the segment & get the meaning of the real cause out there.
Berks County

Birdsboro, PA

#5 May 17, 2010
I think the average-minded person reading this can figure out it was a walk for the foundation and not the family. I, too, have a child with CF and I believe this article is very poorly written. There was so much more information that could have been added and expanded on. If this was a walk for breast cancer it would be splashed across the front page and you would find a huge article on the front, along with the supporting articles throughout the daily news. If you're going to take the time and energy to write something do a better job.
Erins Eagle Member

Souderton, PA

#6 May 17, 2010
Jaime is not uncaring, people are just selfish and ungrateful. The news station isn't going to just re run this, because of some ignorant mom not getting her way. Grow up, you should be happy the the two words Cystic Fibrosis were on the news!! Everyone says lets get awareness out there right? Stop complaining that it wasn't good enough. So what if breast cancer gets the front page, Cystic Fibrosis was just on the news! When does that ever happen? And every parent works with there children especially ones with Cystic Fibrosis. Not everyone is just going to feel bad for one family, the comments above are completely immature for adults, no one is going to have sympathy for an ignorant, self centered, and "it should be all about me" mother. People obviously don't understand.
concerned supporter

Norristown, PA

#7 May 17, 2010
Ok I want to put out there that it really sounds like the news did an article that was not as inclusive as it could be. The family worked hard to put this together and the families goal was awareness and to honor their daughter. Not that the walk was about thier daughter but part of their motivation. I think that everyone needs to stop for one second and look at what is important here...the people dealing with this desease and their families. The only people that are hurting from this entire conversation and the "sides" that are being taken are your chilren- the son and nephew that were mentioned in the first comment the girl in the video clip. Everyone has their own motivation and no one has the right to questions someone's motivation. It sounds like everyone involved loves thier families and isn't that what really matters in the end...it takes much more engery to complain then to just move on!
Erins Eagle Member

Souderton, PA

#8 May 17, 2010
I really don't think it matters that it wasn't the best it could be, it was on the news, people watched it, and we raised awareness. Erin and Jaime organized the walk, they didn't say it was all about them, they both care about the foundation and every person with Cystic Fibrosis. The walk was for everyone, not just one person. Anyone with common sense understood that.
Sharon Frederick

Philadelphia, PA

#9 May 17, 2010
I know Jamie organized the entire walk and I applaud everything she did. Her volunteers were great and she orchastred a wonderful event. Many people commented to me what a great day it was and how much fun they had. This walk was my favorite cf fundraiser yet. My comment was based on my 5 years old comment of "Mommy, it was for me to right?" If anyone was offended by my comment I apologize. We certainly don't care that we weren't on TV or in the spot light (personally I ran when i saw the camera.) Erin did a wonderful job in her interview. My point was simply that it was to "HONOR ALL".
Jaime Erins Mother

Telford, PA

#10 May 17, 2010
I feel very sad for my daughter who was crying last night because of a post under the news link. This is a very sad day for the CF community. This is my first post please do not assume that I have written anything . I had no control on the dozens of emails and phone calls that came into this news station. I also have no control on what they said. They asked me to do the interview and I said no. I felt the world needed to hear it come from a child with CF. I had over 70 friends and family members helping me Sunday. My daughter ,my friends and family know what kind of person I am so anyone can say what ever they like. The most important thing now is "Do you really think they will come back out now after this". We have enough trouble getting those two words on the news in the papers and now we get someone to care and now that is destroyed. This is the only post you will see from me and I encourage all of you to stop the back and forth and move on. I truly thank those that have come out in support of us. But right now we need to concentrate on our children.

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