My CF Climb Story
Donate money and I will run up and down all the stairs at Coors Field!
As you may know, I have committed my professional career as a doctor to caring for adults with the disease cystic fibrosis (CF).
CF is a rare genetic disease found in about 30,000 people in the U.S., which causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breath over time. Those living with this disease are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends, and co-workers – all struggling each day just to breathe and live normal, healthy lives.
Until very recently (when there was the introduction of new medications), people with CF were likely to die from respiratory failure or require a double lung transplant by the age of 40. Even this young age was a hugely improved advance from when the disease was first identified. Sixty years ago, most children with cystic fibrosis did not live long enough to attend elementary school. However, thanks to the CF Foundation's efforts and partnerships with research and industry, many people with CF are now living into achieving milestones once thought not possible, such as attending college, pursuing careers, and having a family of their own.
The introduction of CFTR modulators, which occurred in the past 10 years, has been life changing for our patients. This breakthrough was achieved by research, funded by donations by individuals like yourself.
While there has been significant progress in treating this disease, there is still no cure and too many lives are cut far too short. By participating in CF Climb, I am helping add tomorrows to the lives of all people living with CF today.
Please make a difference and support me by donating to my CFClimb fundraising campaign today!