December 31, 2018

Melissa Christine Rodrigues (née Pappageorgas)

July 18, 1985- December 2, 2018.

Melissa passed away peacefully from cystic fibrosis surrounded by her friends and family.  Melissa is survived by her husband, William “Joey” Rodrigues; their beloved dogs, Milo and Merle; parents, Chris and Lori (McKinney) Pappageorgas; her brother, Nick Pappageorgas (Annie Sours), grandparents, Chris and Peggy Pappageorgas of Pebble Beach and Doug & Melissa McKinney of Wat...

September 29, 2017

The Bay X for Breath has begun!  Today eight paddlers are embarking on a 28 mile journey across the Monterey Bay to raise funds for the Living Breath Foundation and raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis!  Read the full info on our events page.

The paddlers left Santa Cruz, California at approximately 6:00 AM this morning and are due to arrive at Del Monte Beach at around 2:00 PM.  Some of the paddlers are wearing trackers so we can follow along as...

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The Living Breath Foundation is a non-profit organization created to help those living with Cystic Fibrosis.

We award scholarships for qualifying individuals who wish to further their education beyond the high school level. We also assist individuals and families with the added expenses associated with having Cystic Fibrosis, which include the extensive costs of prescription medication and medical equipment. In certain situations we provide financial assistance for individuals who have prolonged or frequent absence from work.

In addition to providing financial assistance, The Living Breath Foundations plans on producing new and inventive ways to raise awareness about the disease and what it takes to live with the illness.


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