Friday, November 6, 2009

Remembering Lauren Beyenhof

We're sad to announce that a talented and inspiring Associated Content Contributor, Lauren Beyenhof, has passed away from complications related to Cystic Fibrosis.

Lauren was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at birth, and devoted much of her adult life to supporting, educating and empowering people living with the condition. Her spirit of advocacy lives on in the written work she published across the Web, including AC articles like "A Day in the Life of an Adult with Cystic Fibrosis" and "Four Secrets to Living Well With Cystic Fibrosis," and entries on her personal blog.

That same spirit also lives on in the work of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (www.cff.org), an organization dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for those who live with Cystic Fibrosis. If you'd like to donate to CFF in Lauren's memory, you can join Associated Content in contributing to Lauren's "Great Strides" campaign, which directly funds Cystic Fibrosis research and care. Click here to get involved.

We'd also like to thank AC Contributor S. Maven, who alerted us to Lauren's passing and published a tribute to her life and work earlier today. You can read S. Maven’s tribute to this inspiring woman here.

Lauren Beyenhof, 1980-2009

5 comments:

Ang said...

She will be greatly missed, prayers for everyone around her.

marilisa said...

A lovely person and a lovely tribute. Thank you AC for publishing this timely piece on the blog.

Ann said...

Very, very sad. She may be gone physically, but her spirit and legacy will live on forever.

Rosa Hayes said...

If you have not seen her professional profile page, I suggest that you all take a look at it at AuthorsDen. It really touched me especially what she uses as her opening line.

Deborah Aldridge said...

This is very sad. My thoughts and prayers go out to her own family, and to her AC family.