My CF Climb Story
As many of you already know, my wonderful wife Mary has the genetic disease Cystic Fibrosis, or CF. CF is a recessive genetic chronic disease that affects primarily the lungs and digestive systems of the body. Because of abnormal mucous in the lungs, CF patients are very susceptible to lung infections and often have difficulty breathing. Over the last few decades, treatments have greatly improved, but there is still no cure. Because CF is a degenerative disease, the average life expectancy for someone with CF is still only 37 years old. However, thanks to the efforts of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and millions of generous donations, that number increases every year.
To help raise awareness, and donations for continued Cystic Fibrosis research, this year I am again participating in the Climb for Life.
It's always hard to get off my butt and train for this event, but I push myself to remember that CF Patients like Mary suffer from much worse chronic problems every day of their lives - and they keep climbing. Please consider making a fully tax deductible donation to the CFF in support of my climb, and CF patients everywhere. Or even better, join Team Mary for a stair climbing good time!
Thanks to everyone who has donated in the past, and who will this year!