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xistential 03-06-2013 3:21 AM

Win a set up
 
On 26 Jan this year my daughter, Nicola, lost her best friend to cystic fibrosis. Nicola's sponsors, plus others, have kindly donated a whole bunch of gear that can be won for a minimum donation of $10. All proceeds will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Orlando,with a view to helping eliminate a disease that kills so many young people. The donations so far have not been off the charts so the chances of winning some really authentic gear are fairly good. See link below and thanks in advance.

Sponsored set ups - CWB, Liquid Force, Ronix, O'brien, JOBE, BOOM headphones, Oakley product, Voda Trampboard


Winners picked March 17th


Link to donate - www.cff.org/tribute/ciannenaji

baitkiller 03-06-2013 6:43 AM

Clan Campbell has stepped up. All three kiddos donated their chore money. Dad doubled it.

Peace now. Walk humbly with your God.

stephan 03-06-2013 10:32 AM

Great cause! I would donate but I already do to the CF Center at Stanford. My cousin received her treatment at Stanford and they are working towards the same goal. Chris, tell Nicola her tribute to her friend was incredible and this fundraiser is awesome!

dirwoody 03-06-2013 12:50 PM

Just donated. Such a great cause. Best wishes to everyone, and thank you to everyone who's adding to the pot.

Wakesounds 03-06-2013 2:35 PM

Great cause! I just donated as well.

xistential 03-07-2013 3:51 AM

Thank you to everyone who donates. Ci was just the most beautiful girl. The bravest person I've met.She never told Nicola in the end how sick she was as she didn't want Nicola to see her like that. When she died in hospital in Ireland her death came as a devastating shock. Nicola flew out to her funeral to say her goodbyes.

irishrider92 03-07-2013 5:31 AM

It was amazing what she did in the time she had. The amount of people she touched and who will miss her is astonishing and pays tribute to the person she was

NicolaButler 03-08-2013 4:56 AM

Thanks for all your support guys.

It's been a really hard couple of weeks and I miss her every day. Even though her time here on earth was really short, she lived and loved with so much passion and she inspired so many people to do more with their lives. All that's left now is to celebrate the amazing life she lived in her short 21 years. I want to thank all the sponsors and industry support that has been behind this raffle and all the awesome prizes that they have put forward. She loved this sport so much and I know that she would be proud to see all this in her name.

Cianne heartbreakingly passed away 2 weeks before the launch of her spring/summer line of clothing through Breathe Boardwear. This was her motto.. I think we could all learn a little something from her:

"Breathe Boardwear is about being BOLD, BRIGHT, and getting NOTICED. Go BIG. Have some ATTITUDE. Feel COMFORTABLE and CONFIDENT rocking it in our kicks or shredding in our board shorts. I am PROUD to put my name to this brand because I know it's going to INSPIRE girls that ride everywhere to take their sport to the NEXT LEVEL and PUSH themselves, so they feel like they can and WILL stomp whatever it is they are trying to nail. WHERE EVER you are, WHATEVER you are doing and WHOEVER you are with, remember to appreciate what you are doing every single step of the way. BREATHE and remind yourself that THIS very moment in time is the only one you know you have for sure so OWN it.
Stop. Take a second.
JUST BREATHE."
- Ci

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jonblarc7 03-08-2013 6:46 AM

Bump for a great cause, I have a friend who's husband has it. My donation is in.

JoLo_Si 03-08-2013 7:23 AM

Well said Ci and Nicola

Greg2223 03-08-2013 8:02 AM

Such a great cause! She sounds like an amazing individual. I donated as well.

NotSure123 03-08-2013 9:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greg2223 (Post 1810338)
Such a great cause! She sounds like an amazing individual. I donated as well.

x2..

NicolaButler 03-08-2013 4:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greg2223 (Post 1810338)
Such a great cause! She sounds like an amazing individual. I donated as well.

Thanks Greg, she really was :)

V8_Killer 03-09-2013 2:01 AM

My best friend's Godson, who's a wakeboarder, has it. He's 18. He's lived in a Houston hospital the last 8 months and counting, trying to get healthy enough to attempt the first every triple transplant (lungs, liver, kidneys). He's gone from a pretty vibrant teenager to an 80 pound shell of himself. Its a heartbreaking disease to watch, I can't imagine living it.

My heart goes out to Nicola, Chris, and Cianne's family and friends.

Appreciate to the sponsors that donated goods as well. Donation sent.

Dusty

xistential 03-09-2013 11:19 AM

Dusty imagine how many stories there are like the one you just told? What breaks my heart is these kids lying in hospital dying. And they know they're dying, they must know. Sharing in that, having to watch it, must be unbearable. Living it, being so young and with a life that should be in front of you, is,as you said, unimaginable. Thanks for the donation.

slowwwflowww 03-09-2013 3:08 PM

Sweet pics.Nothing more precious than our children.

bryce2320 03-09-2013 6:05 PM

Donated. Hopefully everyone on WW can spare 10 bucks

pnichols 03-10-2013 1:54 PM

Donated

MattAlz33 03-10-2013 2:17 PM

Gladly contributed as well.

Andrew14 03-12-2013 10:11 AM

What an incredibly brave young girl - just so sad. Prayers go out to her family. Donated as well.

NicolaButler 03-14-2013 8:19 PM

Thank you so much everyone!!

ONLY 3 MORE DAYS to donate and enter into a chance to win a new setup for this summer!

www.cff.org/tribute/ciannenaji

pnichols 04-17-2013 7:32 AM

I came home fron work to find a box from Voda Trampboards on my porch. I recently ordered some stuff from Slingshot, and figured they just threw it in this box. I didnt even bother to open the box until I was getting ready for bed, and when I did I found a Voda Trampboard inside.

I called the phone number on the box and it was answered by an automated service from Square One distributing. I left a message about this Voda board that I never ordered, wondering if they sent it to me by mistake.

It wasn't until I got to work and was telling some friends about it, that I remembered donating to this great cause.

Now I need to go buy a trampoline.

pnichols 04-17-2013 10:32 AM

Actually after watching a few videos of people jumping on a trampoline with these boards, I think I might just sell it. I think I'd have a better chance of getting injured on this board, then I would on the water. If anyone is interested pm me.

Hooya 04-17-2013 10:33 AM

cool!

Hooya 04-17-2013 10:34 AM

Auction it off and donate the money to the cause maybe????

NicolaButler 04-17-2013 5:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pnichols (Post 1817147)
I came home fron work to find a box from Voda Trampboards on my porch. I recently ordered some stuff from Slingshot, and figured they just threw it in this box. I didnt even bother to open the box until I was getting ready for bed, and when I did I found a Voda Trampboard inside.

I called the phone number on the box and it was answered by an automated service from Square One distributing. I left a message about this Voda board that I never ordered, wondering if they sent it to me by mistake.

It wasn't until I got to work and was telling some friends about it, that I remembered donating to this great cause.

Now I need to go buy a trampoline.

Hey Paul!

Sorry I couldn't find you on Facebook and I didn't have your email so I couldn't contact you to notify you. Congrats on winning though and thanks for donating :) I'll be announcing the rest of the winners later this week.

Nicola

JoLo_Si 04-19-2013 10:30 AM

I donated just because it is a great cause and won a Job Max 136. Picking it up at the Jobe tent at Wake Games, hopefully I can get Nicola to sign it for us (if it's cool with her sponsors). Stoked to put my wife on a new ride this year. Thanks to Nicola, Jobe and everyone who donated!

NicolaButler 04-21-2013 11:54 AM

Hey everyone, my raffle was a huge success! We have 9 winners in total and I raised around $10,255 in total for the CF Foundation!! THANK YOU so much to everyone for all their support & all the industry support (CWB, Ronix, LF, Voda, BOOM, Jobe, O'brien, Oakley) - especially Breathe Boardwear & Orla Sheehan, none of this would be possible without them. Lots of exciting things in the works for this year and many years to come. This is just the beginning. I hope Cianne is smiling up in heaven :)

Winners are:

Jonathan Barham
Taylor Beckham
Nellie Hill
Joe LoCascio
Paul Nichols
Matt Steele
Shontell Crawford
Nicole Carroll

and should have the last one confirmed in the new few days. Thank you so much to everyone for donating and I hope you enjoy your prizes :)

Kane 04-21-2013 12:55 PM

Well done. That's an amazing contribution.
Any step towards curing / treating CF is fantastic.

chillinoj 04-22-2013 9:09 AM

Good job everybody, it's days like this I'm proud to be on here.

Nicola, maybe make it an annual raffle? Hopefully it only gets bigger every year.

jonblarc7 05-15-2013 6:24 PM

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Came home to a nice little gift on my front porch. I almost forgot I entered in the contest and got the stink eye from my wife when she pulled up and saw me pulling a new wakeboard out of a box!!! LOL. I'm so glad you ended up raising that much money. Even if I wouldn't have won any thing it was a great cause.


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