Dear Friend -
When you look at Jonah, you see a boy with sparkling eyes, soft brown hair and a gentle smile. A boy who displays a tenderness, concern, and sensitivity far beyond what you might expect from a 13-year-old. What you wouldn’t see is the thick, sticky mucus trying to clog his airways and trap germs. You wouldn’t see the spots of irreversible scar tissue already building up in his lungs. You wouldn’t see the struggle his body goes through as it attempts to digest food properly. You wouldn’t see his inflamed and irritated sinuses. You wouldn’t see the sensitivity to germs, the colds that can last weeks, the frequent tummy aches, or the struggle to gain weight. You wouldn’t look at Jonah and be able to see Cystic Fibrosis (CF), the devastating genetic disease that he and his family have battled since he was born. There is currently no cure for CF and even with a strong fight, the median age of survival for people with CF is only in the thirties. As you may know, this is a cause that is close to our hearts as little Jonah, is our nephew.
The Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation is a non-profit organization that funds life saving research. We hope you will agree that a cure is desperately needed! Every year we set a fundraising goal and this year, our family goal is $1,000. We hope you will consider contributing to our fundraising goal by making a donation.
You can feel confident knowing that your donation is used efficiently; nearly 90% of every dollar of revenue raised is available for investment in vital CF programs to support research, care and education. All donations are tax-deductible: the Federal Tax ID number for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is 13-1930701. Together, we can make CF stand for Cure Found!
Trevor & Star Hansen