My CF Climb Story
Avery is my little cousin who acts like my best friend, who comforts me and always tries to make me laugh when I am sad. I am doing the tower climb for him and I will never give up. I'll keep running for him over and over. I am not doing this for me, I am doing this for CF. Avery is our cousin and I love him so much, I don't know what I would do without him.
Cystic fibrosis is a rare, life-shortening, 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.
Sixty years ago, most children with cystic fibrosis did not live long enough to attend elementary school, but thanks to Foundation-based research and care, many people with CF are now living into their forties – achieving milestones once thought not possible, such as attending college, pursuing careers, and having a family of their own.
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 CF Climb fundraising campaign today!