About the Shirts
In 2009, Tim’s Sweeney’s wife, Beth, designed the Breathe t-shirts as he waited for his double lung transplant. When Tim was forced to stop working due to his failing health, Beth was faced with the certainty of supporting a family financially. With no experience and simply the will to help her family, Beth organized several charity events to raise money for the inevitable hospital expenses, medications, and everything that goes along with a major operation.
In a sudden burst of inspiration, Beth realized that she could also raise awareness and funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation while also helping to support her family by designing, producing, and selling her own line of clothing. The shirts that Beth created feature the American Sign Language symbol for “breathe” along with her husband’s initials to honor his struggle.
After a long and stressful wait, Tim received his double lung transplant on November 10, 2009 at New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center. In only a couple months, Beth was able to sell over 1,000 Breathe t-shirts. Today, Beth and Tim continue to give back to the community that came together in their time of need. They continue to raise awareness and funds for cystic fibrosis through community events and the sale of the Breathe t-shirts.
The Everyday Superman will donate 25% of the proceeds from the sale of each Breathe t-shirt to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which supports the fight against cystic fibrosis.
For more information, please visit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation