My name is Kayla, and I am 31 years old living with cystic fibrosis.
There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. CF is a life threatening lung disease that affects every aspect of our daily lives. We do breathing treatments, take many different medications, and exercise daily just to keep our lungs functioning as well as possible. Right now, my lung function is 40% of what it should be.
Every day, I fight to keep going and to stay as healthy as possible. I do breathing treatments and take handfuls of medications daily just to maintain my health as it is now. On top of all of that, I workout as much as I can to help maintain lung function. Because of the CF Foundation, research is being funded that is leading to new treatments and medications.
Because of that, when I was diagnosed, the median life expectancy was in the teens... Now it is 47!!! That's incredible, and it's because of people like you who support the foundation! No amount is too small because it all adds up!
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.