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CF Familia Video Campaign

We want to hear your CF journey. The inspiration you’re seeing from our Hispanic community is new. We’re delighted to include their much needed perspective. We want everyone in the CF community to be represented. To see more about how CF impacts the Hispanic community, please visit our CF Familia page.

Campaign Anthem Video

If you are a Latino living with cystic fibrosis (CF), you are not alone. We Are the Extended CF Familia is here to provide you with information and resources that will help you navigate CF.

Video de himno

Si eres latino y tienes fibrosis quística (FQ), debes saber que no estás solo. Somos La Gran Familia FQ está aquí para proporcionarte información y recursos que te pueden ayudar en tu lucha contra la enfermedad.

Educational Video

Latinos with cystic fibrosis (CF) are often misdiagnosed or diagnosed later in life due to rare genetic mutations. Access to early detection can help Latino CF patients to better manage their symptoms and possibly live a fulfilling life.

Video Educativo

Los latinos con fibrosis quística (FQ) usualmente son diagnosticados erróneamente debido a mutaciones genéticas poco comunes. El acceso a una detección temprana puede ayudar a los pacientes latinos con fibrosis quística (FQ) a manejar mejor sus síntomas y posiblemente vivir una mejor vida.

Testimonials Video

Latinos living with CF share their stories to create a community of support for other Latinos with this disease. Here, you’ll also learn about caregivers’ experiences and how they have found strengths and resilience while also fighting against cystic fibrosis. We Are the Extended CF Familia and we are here to hear your voice!

Video Testimonio

Los latinos que viven con fibrosis quística (FQ) comparten sus historias para crear una comunidad de apoyo que ayuden a otros latinos con esta enfermedad. Aquí también conocerás las experiencias de cuidadores que han encontrado resiliencia y fortaleza mientras cuidan y acompañan en la lucha contra la fibrosis quística (FQ). ¡Somos La Gran Familia FQ y estamos aquí para escucharte!

FDA Listening Session: COVID 19 Impact on Rare Disease Communities

Laura Bonnell, Founder of the Bonnell Foundation talks about the need and scarcity of PPE in the CF community.  Bonnell was asked to speak in the National Organization for Rare Disease Disorders (NORD).  You can see her at about 25:45 in this video.

How Bonnell Foundation Found the PPE it Needed

When the pandemic hit our country and Michigan most people were not stocked up on disinfectant wipes and other PPE. The cystic fibrosis community was scared because they regularly required N95 masks and PPE. We didn’t realize there would be a shortage, and panic set in.

This video is the story about how we found the PPE we needed.

Emily Gets Trikafta Medication

This is the video of Emily getting the newly approved medication Trikafta that they have waited 24 years for. Emily’s Mom surprised her at an MSU tailgate with the new drug. Emily had no idea when it would arrive and she said she wouldn’t believe it until it was in her hand.

Emily and Laura make EPIC commercials

Emily and Laura Bonnell are supporting the Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Coalition. See their commercials.

Emily Bonnell tells the story of her life with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI).

Laura Bonnell shares her story of being the parent of a child with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI).

The Bonnell Foundation Night of Hope 2019 – Highlights

The Bonnell Foundation held their first Night of Hope Celebration in 2019 to help raise money for families in need of medical assistance, lung transplant grants and college scholarships.

Melissa Yaeger speaks at the Bonnell Foundation Night of Hope Celebration 2019. Her daughter, who inspired the movie “Five Feet Apart” (Claire Wineland), recently died at age 21 from CF.

Dylan Mortimer, 40 year old artist who had his second lung transplant in April 2019 speaks at the Bonnell Foundation Night of Hope Celebration 2019 about the trauma and joy of his CF journey.

Kevf (who has CF) entertains at the first annual Bonnell Foundation Night of Hope Celebration 2019 with some of his original songs spreading a message of love, hope and understanding.

Detroit Free Press Interviews Laura Bonnell

In article titled “Mom’s calendar benefits this deadly disease her two daughters have,” Detroit Free Press writer Bill Laitner talks with Laura Bonnell about the new calendar “Closer Every Day.” Its 24 months show striking photos of 12 people with the lung disease cystic fibrosis, as well as 12 additional glossies of scientists from across the country, a batch of experts who — as in the title of the calendar — are bringing a cure or at least life-saving treatments… “Closer Every Day.”

2014 Celebrity Softball game


The rain held out as the 2nd Annual Bonnell Foundation celebrity softball took place at Victory Park in Canton.
It was so much fun and we can’t thank Team Media and Law Enforcement enough.  I have no idea what the final score was!  At one point Law Enforcement was winning, then the media came back strong and we were tied 5-5.  After that — everyone kept calling it  a tie game!  Honestly, I think we all won Saturday.  It was a day full of love, friendship, compassion, selflessness, spirit and simply some amazing people who helped raise over $7,000 for the Bonnell Foundation.  Each person on the team added something special: the largest amount raised, the most enthusiasm as a challenged player, help promoting this on the radio or TV, encouragement, donated mitts and a wonderful display of team spirit.  Ya can’t beat that.

Everyone said they’d play again next year!  SO…see you next year.

A huge thank you to Victory Park staff (Karen, Ann Marie and Drew) and to the Ump who donated his fee right back to the Foundation. Thank you Chuck Gossett. Thanks to State Farm Agent David Arce and Holiday Market for sponsoring the event.


Laura Bonnell and the entire Board

(Click on the link below to view game video shot by Emily Bonnell)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yf4aVF5eja0  Alan Longstreet, Fox 2 News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–yW1nd3tXw  DPD Officer Adam Madera

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1CfMperxhI  Coop 98.7 Amp Radio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrQmH9p0rfA  Detroit Arson Chief Charles Simms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5Gv5q4iUEw  Agent Paul “Wisey” Wissmueller

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLi4Z9hTWec  Agent Wisey and Jeff Riger, 97.1 The Ticket

https://www.youtube.com/my_videos?o=U   Law Enforcment



2010 Cystic Fibrosis Calendar Printing

EGT Printing of Troy, Michigan did a fabulous job printing our “Portraits of Cystic Fibrosis” calendars. Milcraft Group gave us a great price on paper. Bonnell Foundation donations covered paper costs. Yaffe Communications designed the calendar again this year. We can’t thank them enough for their generous donation of time and talent. Printing costs were paid for by the personal donations of Mark and Lillian Schostak.

Watch the printing of the CF calendars below:

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