April 30, 2019 Update:
Thank you for your continued committed support! The setbacks and adversity I’ve encountered in the past year have become a true test of the human spirit. When all seems lost, hope remains on the horizon of new treatment developments. Thanks to you we raised over $12,000 to fight this debilitating disease. Not only do I stand a better chance, but so will all those suffering through what you know I have been suffering through.
Our team walked this weekend feeling proud we exceeded our goals. Smile and feel great today because you truly have made a tremendous difference.
Dear Friends and Family,
We are writing to ask you for your support as parents, Gretchen and Tom, and son, Michael begin our campaign to raise funds to fight the Cystic Fibrosis disease with which Michael is afflicted. Again this year, we are supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's GREAT STRIDES walk in Miami, Florida on April 28. Michael has joined the fundraising Team "University of Miami Cystic Fibrosis Care Center" where he receives his health care during the winter months.
The past 15 months has been the longest and challenging stretch yet for Michael, having had 7 emergency hospital admissions for severe lung exacerbations and multiple incidents of pneumothoraxes (collapsed lung). This term has also had long periods of at-home IV antibiotic treatments and other therapies, so needless to say, it's been a tough road. Michael is currently rebounding, using all his will to continue the fight and look to the horizon for potentially promising new treatments currently in clinical research trials.
Michael and others with CF need your help to reach the research and treatment goals in an effort to provide positive outcomes for so many people afflicted with this horrific disease. Please support the work of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) by making a donation in support of Michael Fox, Team UM CF Care Center!
Donating is easy and secure and your gift is 100-percent tax deductible. Simply visit Michael's personal page and click on the gold box "DONATE TO MICHAEL". Any amount that you can contribute is greatly appreciated. Your support will help fuel lifesaving research and care for people with CF.
Love you all,
Michael, Gretchen and Tom Fox
To learn more about this devastating disease and the impact of the CF Foundation, please visit www.cff.org.