Dresden’s T.J. Brodie continue to raise funds and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis.
Brodie, who plays for the Calgary Flames, has gotten help and support from his NHL club over the years for the cause.
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After watching his cousin battle Cystic Fibrosis while they were both growing up, Brodie said he knew from an early age that he wanted to do something to fundraise for the disease.
“My cousin (Ian Badder of Thamesville) was diagnosed with it since he was born,” Brodie told the Sydenham Current back August of 2014.
“Growing up we were always very close, we were pretty much like brothers. We spent a lot of time together and I really got to see what he went through growing up, all the pills, the medication and just what a struggle it was, how hard it was for him breathe. Eventually to see him have the lung transplant and seeing how well he is today, I just wanted to help other kids like him that are dealing with that, and try to raise awareness for organ donation at the same time because it does make such a big difference in people’s lives.”
Brodie has been selling skate guards, which include the Calgary Flames logo, the Cystic Fibrosis logo and Brodie’s #7.
“The skate guards are for Cystic Fibrosis, just to raise money to donate to the charity and at the same time to raise awareness for organ donation,” Brodie said.
“Calgary has been along the whole time, they are the one’s who organized it and helped me make it possible.”
– Photo credit: Calgary Flames, Twitter