Life of a CFer.............

Every morning to every night, everyday there’s a constant fight
But not everyone can see this fight is between my body and me
...... I hurt, I cough, I cry, I breathe
I just want a break, is it hard to see?
They say I'm a hero, they say I'm strong, but sometimes I think they are all wrong,
I smile, I laugh and pretend I'm okay.
Truthfully, that’s how I make it, day by day
I constantly hear healthy people complain.
Seriously? How many times have you had a needle shoved in your veins?
I sit, I cough, I gasp for air, and at the same time, it feels my lungs are starting to tear
Doctors, treatments, needles and pills,
Just the sound of them, gives people the chills
I'm fighting, I'm breathing, but at times I'm simply deceiving
It might seem simple maybe easily done, but I've been fighting my whole life.
And this battle I still haven’t won
You know I’m greatly jealous of you, because you have lungs, that for me, would be considered brand new
But really what else should I say?
I shouldn’t just sit here and complain
I have my friends, my family, and I have myself
That’s really all I need, even if I’m not in great health
I'm going to fight and I'm going to win
I'm going to use all the strength I have within
I have come this far along, and I promise you, I'm going to stay strong
Thousands of people, fighting to breathe every day,
Thousands of people, just waiting to be okay
This isn’t something you can just simply ignore
I think it’s time for a cure.....
Need I say more?
            Author Unknown
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Garrett waited for a cure and never gave up hope for one, this is why he was such an inspiration to so many people in all walks of life.  His passion for life was snowboarding, outdoors, gun collecting, video games, family and friends, and most of all food.  In spite of C.F. he triumphed over obstacles and broke barriers to live.  He had his older sister Brooke Travis to be inspired by as he watched her battle C.F. and undergo two double lung transplants.  Breathe Easy Garrett, you will be sorely missed.   See you on the other side……………

Garrett Paul Travis Age 21, From Entiat, Washington Passed away peacefully with his Mother Terri Travis, Sister Brittany Travis and Brother in Law Robert “Bubba” Parks by his side on December 11, 2015  @ 1:12 AM at University Of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. 

Garrett is survived by his mother Terri Travis, Entiat WA, sister, Brittany Travis, brother-in-law Robert Parks, and niece, Brinley Travis- Parks, all of Wenatchee WA; uncles, Mike Travis, Entiat WA, Jeff Travis, Anchorage AK, Robert Vance, Portland OR, Steven Bartlett, and Kevin Slotten, Atlanta GA; aunts Kelli Bartlett, Ashland OR, Martha Travis, Vancouver WA; grandmothers Judy Bartlett, Las Vegas NV,  Monna Mae Travis, Entiat WA.  

Garrett was preceded in death by his beloved sister Brooke Ann Travis, his father James P. Travis, and grandfathers Jerry P Travis and William D Bartlett.

Celebration of life services will be held at a later date.  In Garrett's memory, his charity of choice was the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation


Comments

I was honored to know Garrett and his mom. My experience of Garrett, he was inspiring a qentle warrior fighting for his health yet kind, respectful, considerate to others. He exhibited strength, courage and patience during numerous treatments and yet his concern was for his mom and family. It was touching to see the lovely relationship between Garrett and his mom. I'm so sorry he's passed. I believe there's a new angel snowboarding the clouds and watching over his family

Melissa Sturgis


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