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Updated: 01/05/2014 08:47:58AM

Mom starts her own ‘wish’ foundation

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From left, Denise Durasky, president of Willie's Wish Foundation, her late son Willie, daughter Michelle and husband Bill.

By STEVEN J. SMITH

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NORTH PORT — Denise Durasky’s son, Willie, succumbed at age 25 to cystic fibrosis in 2012. Now, she wants to make sure other CF sufferers don’t have to wait until it’s too late to find a little refuge from the disease.

With the aid of Laurie Calderon, whose son, Dusty, passed away in November, Durasky has set up Willie’s Wish Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis, a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to grant wishes to children and adults fighting CF while they are still healthy enough to enjoy them.

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