There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe. We walk for our daughter, Brooke. Please support Brooke and help us reach our fundraising goal by donating to our Great Strides campaign. We hope that you will continue reading as we share our story...
Our lives were forever changed on October 8, 2009 when Brooke was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at the age of 7. It's amazing how a few words that take only seconds to say can turn a family's life upside down and inside out.
Now, here we are almost 10 years later. Brooke is a beautiful, "healthy", smart, funny, caring and compassionate 17-year-old who has not let her diagnosis define her. She does anything and everything that other kids her age do. She has a passion for cheerleading and is a member of her high school cheer squad. Brooke is never ashamed about having CF, and she uses every opportunity to educate people on her disease.
Great Strides gives us the opportunity to get involved, make a difference, and ultimately find a cure for all the extraordinary people living with CF. Great Strides also gives us comfort knowing that we are not alone in our fight. It's very empowering to be surrounded by our family and friends as well as others who are fighting the same fight we are. Cystic Fibrosis can be a very lonely, isolating disease, but Great Strides is a much needed reminder that we certainly are not alone.
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 is NO CURE for this devastating disease. 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. Please join our fight to cure CF!
Thank you for your support and for allowing us to share our story.
The Donaldson Family
Travis, Jennifer, Brooke, and Cash