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Raised: $540.00

Goal: $200.00

My CF Climb Story

  • Get Back Up!

I went to high school with a family that lost 2 children to CF.  I grew uo with another family that recently lost their adult son to CF and ,most recently, we lost a student, that had attended the middle school I work at, to CF.

As some of you know I battle my own health issues daily and I am currently awaiting a possible pancreas transplant.  As part of my "training for my transplant," I've decided to take on a few fundraising efforts to run for those that can't.

Cystic fibrosis is a rare, genetic, life-shortening disease that affects every organ in the body and makes breathing difficult. Some people with the disease say it’s like breathing through a narrow straw. In people with CF, a defective gene causes a thick buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. In the lungs, the mucus clogs the airways and traps bacteria, leading to life-threatening lung infections. Sixty years ago, most children did not live long enough to attend elementary school, but thanks to Foundation-based research and care, the median survival age of people with CF is now about 40.

 

If you're able, you can 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 by supporting life-saving research and medical progress.  Your gift is 100 percent tax deductible.  

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