Musician With Cystic Fibrosis Builds Special Guitar and Raises $70,000 to Help Find a Cure

Photo and Graphics by Michael Biernot of TKL. Taken from Cystic Fibrosis Guitar Facebook Page

Afflicted With the Disease, With a Passion for Music and Building Things With His Hands, Jacobs Created a Beautiful Acoustic Guitar and Raised $70,000 for '65 Roses', the Cystic Fibrosis Disease Foundation

This is the incredible story of Justin Jacbos and ’65 Roses’, the Cystic Fibrosis disease foundation. According to WPTV, The young Jacobs was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age three, an inherited disorder that currently has no cure. 

“Afflicted with the disease, with a passion for music and building things with his hands, Jacobs created a beautiful acoustic guitar to sell as a fundraiser to help find a cure”. The guitar took a year to make and Jacobs hand crafted 65 roses on it.

Today (January 15), Jacbos posted success on the ‘Cystic Fibrosis Guitar’ Facebook page: “I am happy to report the guitar went at auction today for $30,000 by Mr John Scarpa. Another $20,000 was donated in honor of the guitar by Debbie Weinstein. That brings the total to $70,000 raised and more people who understand Cystic Fibrosis”.