I am walking in honor of my very good friend Melissa Siik.
Melissa is a wife and mother of four young children. She is a Ph.D. in English Literature and Melissa also has cystic fibrosis.
Growing up, Melissa was told that her breathing difficulties and chronic cough were the result of asthma. It wasn't until after the birth of her first child in 2008 that she was finally diagnosed with a rare form of cystic fibrosis.
Even though she may not "look sick" on the outside, those of us close to her know that Melissa struggles every day just to breathe and digest food. Her regimen of medications and breathing treatments consumes hours of her day every day.
Melissa is a true warrior and an inspiration to us all. Somehow, she manages to demonstrate a pure grace throughout all the medicines, treatments, doctor appointments, multiple hospital stays and procedures.
The money that I raise will go directly to the CF foundation and will help fund research, treatments and supportive services for people battling cystic fibrosis, including Melissa.
There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. 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. 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.
Please support me!
Help me reach my fundraising goal by donating to my Great Strides fundraising campaign. Your gift will help add tomorrows to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis by supporting life-saving research and medical progress. Your gift is 100-percent tax deductible.