Kellie Pickler – Just Breathe Fundraiser in honor of lung transplant recipient Tiffany Rich
04:00 pm - 09:00 pmEvent Tags: Click to Register
Campos Family Vineyards
Campos Family Vineyards
3501 Byer Road, Byron, CA 94514
Byron, CA, US, 94514
Join us for the 2nd Annual JUST BREATHE Fundraiser in honor of Tiffany Rich, daughter of Danny and Darcy Rich! 100% of the ticket proceeds will be donated to COTA for Tiffany’s transplant related expenses.
Country Music Performing Star, Kellie Pickler will be here!
- Jeff Ricketts and The Dirt Road Band
- Toree McGee!
- There will also be a special performance by DOUBLE SHOT!
Concert and Venue info:
- This concert will be held outdoors, rain or shine
- Please bring a low back lawn chair or a blanket to sit on
- This event is put on and sponsored by those closest to Tiffany and her Family and hosted by Campos Family Vineyards.
- Food will be available for purchase from several Food Trucks throughout the night!
- Gates open at 4pm! MUSIC STARTS AT 4:15pm!
A $10 CASH ONLY parking fee will be collected upon entry.
NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR ALCOHOL WILL BE PERMITTED AT THIS EVENT!
***Beer and Wine will be available for purchase***
CONCERT STARTS PROMPTLY AT 4:15PM. PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME!!!
Below is a personal message from Tiffany, please read to learn about why this is such a special cause!
My name is Tiffany Rich and I was diagnosed at birth with Cystic Fibrosis, a lung and digestive disease. I am a typical 28-year-old woman, who loves makeup, Taylor Swift, Disney, any Bravo show, and Bay Area sports teams. However, my life has been filled with doctor visits, hospital stays, surgeries, and medications galore.
I have always had a rough time with my CF. Growing up I would go into the hospital at least once a year for antibiotics to help my lung function; these are called tune-ups. Yes, just like your car, I went in for tune-ups! As I got older, these became more frequent and so did the irreversible scarring of my lungs.
When I was 21, my lung function plummeted and I was gasping for air. I had a lung infection that was not playing around. Fortunately, I was able to recover but I was never the same. A few years went by and lung infections became a routine every 3-4 weeks. I was on 24/7 oxygen, doing so many breathing treatments a day, and I couldn’t walk but 10 feet without puking from a cough attack.
When I was 24, I was told that I needed to be evaluated for a double lung transplant. This devastated me because I had never heard those words in my life. Me? I needed a transplant? This was all new to me. I ended up getting on the list at age 24 on March 12th, 2014. This didn’t stop me from living. I was able to graduate from college with my BS in Health Science even with having IV’s connected to me every 3 weeks and on 6 liters of oxygen. My dream of meeting Taylor Swift came true during my wait, and I even started my YouTube Channel, LUNGS4TIFF, to help others like me.
Also, I started a CF fundraising venture called Salty Cysters with my best friend Lea.
After waiting 973 days, on November 30th 2016, I got my second chance at life thanks to my selfless donor and the wonderful medical professionals at Stanford. Lungs came at the perfect time because we were not sure how long my old ones were going to last. Since surgery, I have been recovering and breathing with the ability to finally be able to enjoy life in my 20’s.
A transplant is not a cure. With transplant comes a lot of medications and other issues which comes with a price tag. Medications, clinic appointments, infusions, tests and hospital stays all cost a lot and can lead to unnecessary stress. With this event, we will be able to relieve the burden of medical costs for my transplant expenses.
Follow Tiffany and her story on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaltyCysters/