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Welcome to Team AliKatz to Cure Cystic Fibrosis 2018! This is the Walk's 30th Anniversary! Ali's been around that same length of time, and we're glad to say that she's healthy, happy, busy, and recently married!
I'm Patty, and my daughter Ali has Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Ali stands out as a great friend, a newlywed(!), a beautiful young lady, creative hard worker, fantastic writer, talented singer and artist, new economy driver, quirky goofball and in too many other ways to be defined by CF alone. Yet CF is part of her genetic makeup, and therefore she must add cumbersome medical treatments into her routine and fight to stay healthy and out of the hospital on top of all her other work and fun.
As one of 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis (CF), Ali is aware that CF wreaks havoc on the lungs, other organs, and life itself. We won't let Ali be robbed - our goal is for science to advance faster than her CF!
An especially scary fact we live with is the median age of survival of CF is just 37 years. We're changing that to 90 if we can! We've already got as far as a pill that treats CF for some patients at the cellular level. Ali is benefitting hugely from that advance as of Fall 2015! It's an amazing advance, but CF still threatens Ali's lungs and life, causes CF-related diabetes in many CFers, causes serious digestive blockages, and leads to frequent hospitalizations. We need your help to get to an outright cure, so all people with CF, including Ali, can stop worrying about their health backsliding and parents can stop thinking they will outlive their children who have CF.
Science is proving cystic fibrosis IS fixable - please help us get to a CURE! Thanks and HUGE hugs!
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