The Princeton Union-Eagle | Jeff Hage
Photo: Here's a photo option for Clicking on the Web this week. Photo cutline: Christopher Imsdahl, left, and brother Nicholas of Woodbury participated in a Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk around Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis last Saturday. Christopher's mom, Lisa, has gotten a team together the past 12 years to walk in his name.
We all need to take an inventory of our many blessings and be thankful for our health. Even if we have some health issues, we must be thankful for the means in which we are able to deal with them.
Christopher Imsdahl, 14, of Woodbury, has become a hero of mine. I have known this youngster for most of his years and it has been mainly because of a health issue that he has met head on. You see, Christopher has cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis (also known as CF or mucoviscidosis) is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder affecting most critically the lungs, and also the pancreas, liver, and intestine. Christopher is the grandson of two dear friends of mine, Dick and Pat LaMere of Forest Lake. His parents are Lisa and Jeff.
I first met Christopher when he was still a toddler, participating in the Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk around Lake Calhoun and the Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis. On Saturday, I participated with the LaMeres in my 11th Great Strides walk. This particular Twin Cities walk usually draws about 1000 participants and monies raised have exceeded $600,0000.