A local couple is taking a stand against Cystic Fibrosis with Cadillac, cameras and Chevy trucks.
Stephen and Chelsea Bobra decided to put together a calendar to help raise money to find a cure for the degenerative disease.
"We are making a car calendar for Drumheller for 2019. It is basically all cars and hot rods from Drumheller, it is all backgrounds of Drumheller as well like landmarks. We are doing it to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Canada because both of our kids, Winnie and Sebastian, have it," explained Stephen Bobra.
Everything about the calendar is local down to the photographer, Athena Winchester, who has volunteered to shoot and edit all the photos.
The two parents learned after the birth of their first child that they both carry the Cystic Fibrosis gene, which means there is a twenty five percent chance all their children would have the disease.
"When she was born we had no idea what Cystic Fibrosis was. We were having some problems with her gaining weight at birth and she was really fussy. So, we went to the children hospital and then confirmed it," explained Chelsea Bobra. "She has to take pills every time she eats her foods, she takes inhalers, we have to do physical therapy twice a day. It is a long process every day.
Cystic Fibrosis is a degenerative disease that affects the lungs, causing the destruction of the lungs and ultimately loss of lung function. She went on to say that Winnie takes fifty different pills a day.
"All the proceeds from the calendar are going to Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Hopefully, it goes to research because probably about fifteen to twenty years ago the average life expectancy was maybe twenty to thirty years old. And today the average life expectancy is about fifty years old," continued Stephen Bobra.
The disease affects 4,100 Canadians a year and three of them live in the valley.
The calendar can be purchased in the beginning of October for $20 at different automotive locations around Drumheller.