Hello Friends and Family,
As many of you know, Cystic Fibrosis is a daily struggle for my daughter Sarah. She was diagnosed at 3 months old after many Doctors dismissed my concern about her inability to gain weight and feel sated by her feedings. She was always hungy, in fact she was starving. Her body could not process food. Once she was diagnosed and on life saving digestive enzymes, she gained weight and looked like any healthy, happy baby. The difference was so remarkable, the Dr's and nurses began to call Sarah "the miracle baby". What more can a parent hope for when faced with such a life altering illness? With care, proper nutrition, enzymes and antibiotics as preventative measures Sarah had years of good health. However, CF became a more frequent part of her life as her lungs became involved. As many of you know CF is inhereted and progressive. It doesn't get better, it doesn't get easier, there is no cure. People like Sarah spend months in the hospital, miss holidays, birthdays, weddings, family gatherings and so much more. Their whole body can be effected by this disease, not to mention their mental health because of the reality they are faced with.
Every day I am grateful for the research done by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the dedicated Doctors and nurses who are so passionate about treating and curing this disease. They have literally added decades to the lives of CF patients. The suffering continues but we have great hope for a cure. The money you donate, no matter how small the amount has a direct and huge impact on finding life saving treatments. Let help more CFers reach 30 and beyond like Sarah. Lets work towards a cure and a normal live span and healthy lives!
Real progress has been made in the search for a cure, but the lives of people with CF are still cut far too short. There still is no cure for this devastating disease. By walking today, I am helping add tomorrows to the lives of people living with cystic fibrosis like Sarah. Will you join me? Support me by making a donation to my Great Strides fundraising campaign today!
Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
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