Aberdeen High School senior Shelbey Warren is creating a care bag for a young woman suffering from cystic fibrosis for her senior project. She is also seeking donations to help the woman cover medical expenses.
“I have been creating a care bag for a young lady who has cystic fibrosis. This project was inspired by my cousin Jamie, who also has cystic fibrosis and was blessed to receive a double lung transplant six years ago. Since the transplant, she has created her own organization called ‘Bug Hug’,” Warren said.
Bug Hugs are bags that are filled with basic necessities and comforts that are helpful while in the hospital. Warren chose to do a Bug Hug for Cassidy Dubree, who was diagnosed with CF at the age of four. She is 19 now and extremely sick. She needs a double lung transplant and a liver transplant.
Cassidy is a very outgoing and inspiring girl, according to Warren. Right now, she is at a stage where she cannot get out much and is on oxygen 24/7. Because of this, she is having a hard time getting the help she needs. Before she can get her transplants, she must raise $10,000 of her own money.
If anyone would be willing to donate money or gift cards, it would be extremely appreciated, said Warren. Also, if anyone is interested in helping with the bag, you can visit the website jamiebug.com.
If you are interested in donating or have any questions, Warren can be reached at 208-681-3623 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any help would be greatly appreciated, she said.
Warren gave special thanks to those who have donated to this point: Carla Poulson for the beautiful blanket, Linda Pierce for the hats and scarves, and Debbie Ellis for the clothes.
“You have no idea how much it helped me. Thank you,” said Warren.