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Denver CF Climb 2017

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Raised: $150.00

Goal: $100.00

My CF Climb Story

  • My lemon, Anna

There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe. I climb for them and hope you will support me in my efforts. 

I also climb for my daughter, Anna who is one of the 30,000 Americans with cystic fibrosis.  On October 12, 2013, she recieved a life-saving double lung transplant.  CF had rendered her lungs useless but her new, gently used lungs are giving her the chance to really live, not just sit on the couch all day.  You might think that Anna's new lungs, which will never have CF because they will always have the DNA of the donor, mean she's cured...unfortunately CF doesn't just affect breathing.  Anna struggles every day to consume enough calories to sustain a survivable weight.  She also has diabetes as a result of a blocked pancreas, another nasty component of CF.  If it's not one thing, it's another!  To top it all off, last summer Anna was diagnosed with PTLD (a form of lymphoma striking those with transplants).  With all these challenges, Anna's sister affectionately called her a lemon...hence the name of our team, Anna's Lemon Aides! :)

Help us raise money for our lemon and all the other fabulous people affected by cystic fibrosis.  Your donation helps continue tthe research dedicated to creating medications that prolong the life of those affected with CF as well as the search for a cure!!!

Help me reach my fundraising goal by donating to my CF Climb fundraising campaign. Your gift will help add tomorrows to the lives of people with CF.

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