Oliver has very recently been diagnosed with CRMS (CFTR-Related Metabolic Syndrome), an atypical form of Cystic Fibrosis. It started when his newborn screening came back slightly off, which turned into weeks and then months of various tests. Although Oliver has had a pretty healthy first 3-months of life, we are unsure of what his future looks like because of CF.
Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. Donating to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation helps develop new research and treatments so that parents like us and people like Oliver do not need to worry about their future.
Oliver is such a sweet and loving baby. He loves to smile, play with toys, and snuggle. This is our first year walking for Oliver, and we ask that you please consider joining our team, donating, or spreading the word about Oliver’s story.
Join our team and help add tomorrows!
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 them. Will you join us? To become a member of our team, just click on the "Join our Team" button. From there, you can make a donation and start fundraising.
By joining our team and making a donation, you are joining a growing group of people committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. We will not rest until all those with cystic fibrosis have a cure. The time is now. Together, we can conquer this disease.
Great Strides is a fun event that provides a fantastic opportunity for family, friends, students, and colleagues to come together to make a difference in the lives of people with CF -- join our team today!
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.