Our son, Lil' Chris(who isn't so little anymore and likes to be called CJ now;), has Cystic Fibrosis, a life shortening disease. It is our daily battle and greatest intention to keep him strong and healthy and his lungs disease free.
What is Cystic Fibrosis? CF is an inherited, life-threatening disease that has no cure – YET. People with CF have two copies of a defective gene that causes the body to produce abnormally thick and sticky mucus, which clogs the lungs and can result in fatal lung infections. The mucus also obstructs the pancreas, causing difficulty with absorbing nutrients. In 1955, people born with CF were not expected to live long enough to attend elementary school. When Lil' Chris was born, the life expectany was 36, now because of donations from generous people like you, it is 41! I agree that this is extraordinary progress, but it is not enough and it is not the reality we accept for our son. We're getting so close, but close only counts in horseshoes. The answers are within our reach and we need your help now more than ever. It is your donations and support that have gotten us here.
This year, we will be walking in the Great Strides walk at the Hewitt Cowles Pavilion by Ida Sue School in Wooster, OH on Sunday May 7, 2017 at 11am. Please help me meet my fundraising goal of $8,000, by sponsoring me and/or join our team. Your generous gift will be used efficiently and effectively: approximately 90 cents of every dollar of revenue goes to support vital CF programs.
Making a donation is easy and secure. Just click the "Click to Donate" button on this page to make a donation that will support my team. Any amount you can donate is greatly appreciated. Your support will help fuel lifesaving CF programs.
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.
Check out www.acure4lilchris.com for updates on Chris and our walk.
Thanks in advance,
Michelle, Chris, Lil' Chris, & Ayla