Sixty-Five Roses is the name given to the charitable organization supporting and assisting children afflicted with the genetic disease Cystic Fibrosis. The name came about when a young child once who could not pronounce cystic fibrosis, instead said “sixty-five roses”. The theme of these beautiful roses has now captured the hearts and emotions of all who have heard it. The rose, appropriately the ancient symbol of love, has become the symbol of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Cystic Fibrosis in the number one genetic killer of children and young adults in the United States today. This painting honors this organization and the children who live to overcome the disease.