Cystic Fibrosis is a disease that afflicts children, AND YOU KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT THE SICK KIDS.

Three Rivers Underground Brewers is holding a fundraiser Brewing Up A Cure because one of their members has a child with the disease.

This is Shane’s daughter Sadie.  She’s 4.  Four.  F.O.U.R.:

Gut punched much?

Children with Cystic Fibrosis used to only live to elementary age.  Now, with luck and good care, they can live to see their 30s and sometimes 40s.  Regardless, they are looking at a shortened life if a cure is not found.

The event is this Saturday at Mr. Smalls.  If you have it in your heart and your wallet to go and have a drink for her or check out the silent auction for her, please do so.  More information is available at their site.

Tell them PittGirl sent you and that she’d like to give Sadie a giant hug.


  1. spoon
    October 15, 2008 11:08 am

    We did a lot of promoting this event on our show and had Shane come in and sit down with us. What a great guy! Our hearts went out to his little girl.

    For those of you who are thinking “wait, what about Podcamp?” you can actually do both! Go to Podcamp from 9a-4p. Hang out and get some dinner with everyone. go to Brewing up a Cure from 7-10pm and then re-join for the Podcamp After Party on the Southside (or wherever we go)!

  2. Ex-Pat Pittsburgh Girl
    October 15, 2008 3:10 pm

    This is a great cause to support. Some really good advances have been made in CF. My cousin Chuckie passed away earlier this year at the age of 38. He was very lucky in that he received a lot of support from the Cycstic Fibrosis Society. He surpassed everyone’s projections and lived a full life. He graduated from CMU, married a great girl and left behind a young daughter. I’m unable to attend due to being in Oregon, but I’ll pass this onto my friends and family in Pittsburgh.

  3. Brian
    October 21, 2008 9:55 am

    Hey, Thanks for posting this. I was away for the last week or I would have gone.

    I just got married this weekend and I will be 40 in November and I have CF. I had a double lung transplant 9 years ago and all is going well for me.

    When I was born the life expectancy was 4 years old.

    Thanks for taking the time.