My CF Climb Story
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.
On July 2, 2004, my brother, David, lost his battle with CF. David was an amazing person. I am honoring his 32 years that he fought CF with my climb. For 809 steps I will be stronger than CF. With each step and dollar raised we will be closer to a cure!
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!