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Just Breathe with Laura Bonnell

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Just Breathe with Laura Bonnell

Most of us wake up everyday with a big yawn and stretch. Imagine if that yawn was a struggle. Imagine if breathing was a daily concern. Jill's in studio guest on Dream Big Radio is Laura Bonnell, a mother of not one, but two daughters with the disease Cystic Fibrosis. Find out how Laura has maneuvered her life for the last 20+ years with what is her "new normal" and the foundation "The Bonnell Foundation - RoadMap to CF" she has created on behalf of all families who have been affected by this disease. It is so inspiring!  thebonnellfoundation.org/

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Laura_Bonnell_760612376.pngLaura was inspired to start the Roadmap to CF, The Bonnell Foundation: Living with cystic fibrosis because both her teenage daughters have CF. Laura’s husband has 7 siblings and she has two, prior to the birth of their girls no one was aware the CF gene was in the family genetics. A news reporter for 25 years (employed over the years at both WWJ and WJR) she has used her media talents and connections to get the word out about CF. Bonnell spoke in Lansing about the importance of New Born Screening for CF and it is now a reality. Over the past 16 years Laura and her family participated in the Great Strides walks, she spoke at the Tennis Auction Ball in 1995, her husband Joe does golf outings for CF, Laura has done a Celebrity baseball game with the wives of the Detroit Tiger’s and the Portraits of CF calendars to raise awareness and funds. Bonnell was the State Advocacy Chair for 2010-11. They have raised more than $100,000 for CF research both at the Foundation and The University of Michigan Health System.

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About Jill Jack:

Jill Jack is a 43 time Detroit Music Award winner who has traveled the world sharing her life experiences through song. What Jill has enjoyed the most over her 30 year music career was meeting people. Jill found that in sharing her trials and tribulations, her dreams and aspirations she connected with people of all walks of life. Her fans would reach out to her and ask for advise on how to pursue their dreams. Jill decided 3 years ago to create Dream Big Incorporated - a place where Jill could share her gift of believing in, supporting and guiding individuals of all walks of life pursue their biggest dreams! Dream Big with Jill Jack! A radio show that will inspire, educate, and encourage listeners to be and do what their hearts are nudging them to do.