My Great Strides Story
I was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at the young age of 6 weeks old. I have been very healthy most of my life thanks to being diagnosed at such a young age. I have been able to graduate college, go on road trips, and many other adventures. I am currently 26 years old and loving life. The last few years have been very difficult. My baseline has slowly declined to a point that I am fighting just to keep my life stable.. more than ever I am hoping and pushing for a cure. I want to be able to play my saxophone as freely as I used to; I want to be able to run around the park with my dog; I want to be able to set out on the adventures that I once dreamt for my future. While this disease has given me a lot as far as ambition and perseverance, all I want is for there to be a cure.
One of my passions to spread CF Awareness has been in the form of blogging/vlogging. I had no idea that passion that I had for writing until I started my blog, The Living, Breathing Wendy. It has brought me so much joy and excitement. I am hoping help people understand what it's like to live with Cystic Fibrosis while still living life. I am continually learning more about myself and meeting new people with CF (through the internet, of course). This growth in the community and as an advocate for Cystic Fibrosis Awareness led me to share my life and health struggles on a more intimate level. I started getting questions about what my health was like when I would "disappear" from my blog for a bit. So I began vlogging to show what living my life looked like on my YouTube channel -- Wendy's World. I really hope to bring awareness so that we can get support to find a cure because we are so close! Please give my blog a read/watch AND don't forget to share it to spread #cfawareness!
My family & friends have been joining me in the Great Strides walk since I can remember. Every year it is so much fun getting together with friends and family in an effort to raise money to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. I am so thankful for the wonderful support each and every one of them gives me. This year we have a fundraising goal of $2,500. So please help the cause by giving a donation to our team... or even better yet joining us in our walk for a cure on May 20th!
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 hope you will support me in my efforts.
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? 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!
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.