My Great Strides Story
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. I walk for them and my daughter Hannah. I hope you will support me in my efforts.
Hannah has several health issues caused by CF. She has had 15 sinus surgeries. She has liver disease and CF related diabetes. She takes hundreds of pills every month, insulin shots and spends about two hours a day doing respiratory therapy.
Since the walk last year, Hannah has been hospitalized five times with one of those causing her to be hospitalized on walk day. She has been fighting more lung infections and decreasing lung function. She was hospitalized on December 23rd for two weeks. During that time she was coughing so hard she fractured a rib. She also developed two blood clots from her elbow to her arm pit as a result of her PICC line.
"In people with CF, a defective gene causes a thick, buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. In the lungs, the mucus clogs the airways and traps bacteria leading to infections, extensive lung damage and eventually, respiratory failure. In the pancreas, the mucus prevents the release of digestive enzymes that allow the body to break down food and absorb vital nutrients."
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 still is no cure for this devastating disease. By walking today, I am helping add tomorrows to the lives of people living with cystic fibrosis. Will you join me or support me by making a donation to my Great Strides fundraising campaign today!
Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
Please support me! and or come walk with us. Saturday May 19th Sawyer Point, Cincinnati. Check-in 9am walk begins at 10am
Help me reach my fundraising goal by donating to my Great Strides fundraising campaign. Your gift will help add tomorrows to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis by supporting life-saving research and medical progress. Your gift is 100-percent tax deductible.