My Xtreme Hike Story
Ever since getting a douvble lung transplant last year my goal is to hike as much as I can because I can now breathe. I like to compare having Cystic Fibrosis to climbing mountains because it is quite the challenge. So many hurdles to face and obstacles to get around. This year I'm participating in the Xtreme hike for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. It is a 20 mile hike up in the Vail area. It's definitely going to be more of a challenge because of the elevation. I will be hiking as far as my little legs will carry me.
This event and many like it that the CFF orgnizes help raise funds and awarness for Cystic Fibrosis research. The search for a cure will never end until it is found. For those you may not know what Cystic Fibrosis really is, it is a rare genetic, life-shortening disease that affects every organ in the body and makes breathing difficult. People with CF have a defective gene that causes a thick build up of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. In the lungs , the mucus clogs the airways and traps bacteria, leading to life-threatening lung infections. 6o years ago most children did not live long enough to elemantary school. We have come so far in research due to fundraising. the median survival now is in the 40s! if we keep this momentum going with can go beyond and reach a cure!
By doing these events and raising money we are all adding more tommorrows to kids, moms, dads, brothers, sisters and friends with CF.
Help me reach my fundraising goal by donating to my Xtreme Hike fundraising campaign. Your gift will help add tomorrows to the lives of people with CF.