Well, here I am writing to you and asking for your help and support once again. First, I wanted to thank you so very much for all the support you have given our family for the past 15 years. You heard that right…15 years!!! Prayers, encouragement, love, friendship, all the ingredients to a blessed life. Thank you!! Oh, I can’t forget all the kindhearted donations in support of finding a cure for Braeden and all the kids just like him too.
As most of you know by now my son Braeden has Cystic Fibrosis (CF). You wouldn’t know it by looking at him, he looks like the picture of health. But deep inside, CF is still doing its thing. As his parents, we see it, feel it, know it. It’s heartbreaking at times but when I think about how blessed we have been with Brae’s health so far and with all the support we have received from our family, friends, and friends of friends, I’m lifted right back up. Thank you for that! I could go on and on but most likely I’ll lose you if I haven’t already :)
We’re getting so close to a cure, we can taste it. This is because of all your support and generosity over the past few years. You are a part of helping the world find a cure for a life-shortening disease. In our lifetime! What a wonderful gift to be a part of. But even though we’re really close, we’re not there just yet. We still have a little way to go and unfortunately the science to get us there costs a ton of money. Always money. So, if you’re in a position to help us out again this year no matter what the amount is, I’m asking you to support me, my family, and all the families affected by this terrible disease with your donation.
There are thousands of kids just like Braeden fighting for and deserving a longer life, a better quality of life, and someday hopefully the cure. CFF is making those things happen. Children with CF are not only living longer, they're living a lot better. The research hasn't reached a plateau; it's truly advancing. We’re soooooo close!!!
Please join us in our battle to raise funds in support of the research that will one day change the lives of those with Cystic Fibrosis and their families…the Delaney’s. Please help me change the meaning of CF to: CURE FOUND!!!!
Thank you for all that you can do! All the best, love, and Blessings, Paul (Braeden’s Dad)
Important note on Attendance at Foundation Events:
Infections can exacerbate CF symptoms and worsen lung function, so we ask attendees at Foundation-sponsored events to observe the following best practices to reduce the risk of germ transmission:
Regularly wash hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel.
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your inner elbow.
Maintain a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection.
To further reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation’s attendance policy recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times while attending an outdoor Foundation-sponsored event. All Great Strides walks are non-smoking events.