65_RedRoses is Eva Markvoort’s online handle—chosen because red is her favourite colour, and because when she was little, 65 Roses was how she said Cystic Fibrosis, the genetic disease she’s battled her whole life. Her wait for a double lung transplant, and her online friendship with two other young women battling CF are documented in the award-winning
After receiving her lung transplant two years, Eva has since had to battle with chronic rejection
Eva made an video on Feb 11th, announcing
that things have taken a turn for the worse
. As friends and family wait with her, every extra day
becomes a gift and brings new hope
posted by stray
on Feb 21, 2010 -
Jay Mohr sells Pete Rose's chewed gum on eBay.
There's no satire like self-satire, is there? ESPN talk-show host Jay Mohr had Pete Rose chew a piece on air, took it from him ("I have to touch it so I can tell the story," he said (more or less)), put it in a beaker that Rose then signed, and is now selling it on eBay to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. It's currently at -- no kidding -- US $1,050.00.
posted by mattpfeff
on Apr 9, 2002 -