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Payton's Pals

Milwaukee 2017

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Raised: $18,720.00

Goal: $30,000.00

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Our Great Strides Story

Hello Friends and Family, 

The Great Strides Walk to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is on May 21, 2017 this year and Registration is now open! This walk is especially important to us because as many of you know, our Daughter, Payton has Cystic Fibrosis. For those of you who don't know, Cystic Fibrosis is a life threatening genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. People with CF have a defective gene that causes the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life threatening lung infections and obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body breakdown food and absorb vital nutrients. 

 
In order to stay as healthy as possible, Payton uses a therapy vest that shakes the gunk out of her lungs, and a nebulizer to help her breathe several times a day. She also takes 20+ pills a day just so she can absorb the nutrients in the food she eats. Doing these things help keep her healthy, but the disease is degenerative and will get worse over time. 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 CF and right now the average life expectancy of an individual with CF is 37 years. However, the CF Foundation is close to finding a CURE! In fact, there is a new medication in trials now that will help make the symptoms of this disease more manageable and greatly enhance our little girl's quality of life. Though this is still a few years off, we are hopeful that with new research a CURE will be found within her lifetime. This research is especially important to us because Payton has a rare form of the disease. 
 
If you would like to help, please join our team, Payton's Pals or donate to a member on our team. Your gift is 100-percent tax deductible. All donations are are appreciated. No donation is too big or too small, and all donations go directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 
 
Thank You for supporting our fight against Cystic Fibrosis! 
 
Sincerely, Liz, Ed, Will, Cole, and Payton Kilpatrick 

 

Team Roster

Payton's Pals - Join Team Raised
T-Shirt Liz Kilpatrick $200.00
Audriana Cass $0.00
Rachel Cass $0.00
Elena Johansen $0.00
Viktoriya Johansen $25.00
Super Strider Cathe Kilpatrick $500.00
Coleman Kilpatrick $50.00
Super Strider Ed Kilpatrick $16,210.00
Super Strider Payton Kilpatrick $900.00
T-Shirt William Kilpatrick $150.00
Jenny Nelson $50.00
Lily Ormsby $60.00
T-Shirt Patricia Ormsby $175.00
Ray and Pam Taylor $50.00
T-Shirt Brian Tobiczyk $350.00
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