On March 9th 2018, Laike Vaughn Ryan lost her battle with Cystic Fibrosis at the age of 21. Laike traveled to Ireland where she married. She loved Chinese food, A1 Steak Sauce, Rhianna, Russell Brand (she remained upset with Katy Perry regarding their divorce), Björk, Frida Kahlo, Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath and thought Tupac to be a modern-day philosopher. Laike loved to draw and spent hours discussing topics of feminism, liberalism, LGBT rights, her distain for Donald Trump, fashion, music and books, of which "Memoirs of Geisha" was one of her favorites. She was an old soul, who believed in big things. She did not let her disease define her, but traveled across the pond to pursue love and life.
Each year thousands of people (especially children) are impacted by CF-- while she is not here, her memory lives on. This page is dedicated to her, in anticipation that through the our efforts and money raised the CF Foundation will eventually find a cure for those who are impacted by this disease.
Thank you for your contribution! With your financial contributions and help we are one step closer to finding a cure to end Cystic Fibrosis!
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.