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MotoGP stars support American youngster

MotoGP stars support American youngster

MotoGP stars support American youngster

A print autographed by many MotoGP stars is currently up for auction on Ebay in order to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in the name of seven-year old Josh Serne, a young American who's pursuing his dream of becoming a professional rider despite being diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at the age of just two.

Josh's friends presented him with a racing portrait of his very own just before the Red Bull US Grand Prix, which he attended. One custom print of that painting has been produced with the sole purpose of gathering the signatures of motorcycle racers past and present.

65 riders signed the print, including legends such as Kevin Schwantz, Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson and Randy Mamola, as well as most of the current MotoGP stars, Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden, Colin Edwards, Marco Melandri, Max Biaggi and co.

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease affecting approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States. A defective gene causes the body to produce abnormally thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life threatening lung infections. These thick secretions also obstruct the pancreas, preventing digestive enzymes from reaching the intestines to help break down and absorb food.

The mission of the CF Foundation is to assure the development of the means to cure and control CF and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease. It funds medical research and care programs, which are improving the length and quality of life for people with CF.

To learn more about Cystic Fibrosis visit www.cff.org

To learn more about Joshua visit www.team65.net

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MotoGP, 2005

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