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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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Bob Costerton and his niece Laura Grant bike from Vancouver to Banff to fundraise for cystic fibrosis research. Contributed photo

Cystic fibrosis won’t hold team back

Contributed by Allyssa Grant Kamloops/Interior News

Smithers’ Laura Grant, together with her uncle Bob Costerton, are proving their team Mission Possible is aptly named as they finish their 1,200 km, nine-day cycling marathon ride. Costerton and Grant set out to raise $10,000 for cystic fibrosis research by riding from Vancouver to Banff in the annual GearUpforCF, and now the fundraising thermometer sits at $18,400, and it continues to grow. For the thousands of people living with CF, Costerton’s story is an inspiration. Costerton’s parents were told he might not see his fourth birthday, and this year he will celebrate his 51st birthday. At 50 years old, Costerton is the oldest person living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), with or without a lung transplant, to attempt the formidable feat of biking from Vancouver to Banff. The team’s fundraising Facebook site has attracted visitors and comments from people around the world.  “Laura and I are amazed at the tremendous outpouring of support,” said Costerton of the numerous donations and messages from family

and friends— and parents who need a little hope. “I didn’t want to share my story until it had a happy ending,” says Costerton, and while his story isn’t finished yet, he thinks now is the perfect time to share it to help raise awareness and funds for Cystic Fibrosis research. “Growing up I didn’t recognize Bob was battling the ‘invisible disease’ when he would set out on his bike rides at midnight to clear his lungs,” says Grant, Costerton’s niece and teammate.  “He taught us to water ski, played board games with us, and would sit around the camp fire until the wee hours. Now, I understand what that time meant. Each day, I am inspired by Bob’s self-discipline, perseverance and strength.” Costerton says he is honoured by the support he and Laura has received.  “When I need motivation, I think of the many people who have donated, or reached out to us,” says Costerton.  For the team’s followers the sentiment is clear: mission accomplished.  Follow Bob and Laura’ s journey at  www.facebook.com/ cfmissionpossible To donate to team Mission Possible visit www.cfmissionpossible.ca

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July 01, 2015 edition of the Smithers Interior News