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Massachusetts CF Cycle for Life 2020 - Virtual Event

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IMPORTANT NOTE: To protect the health and well-being of the cystic fibrosis community and CF Foundation staff during the COVID-19 outbreak, the cystic fibrosis community is finding new ways to come together through virtual experiences. While we will not be together in person, we can be together in spirit and participate virtually - showing the strength of our community and passion to find a cure for all people living with cystic fibrosis.


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Raised: $100.00

Goal: $25,000.00

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Why am I riding?

When I was diagnosed at the age of 3 with CF, my parents were told that I would not live beyond the age of 12. Fortunately, I have exceeded those expectations. 3 years ago, I was told that I was in the "end stages" of the disease and I needed to start "wrapping my head around transplant".  That's pretty scary, but it was pretty much my only option.  In October of 2017, I received a double lung transplant and within a year did 3 different CF Cycle events. I am tremendously grateful to the donor who gave me another chance at life. 

The CF Foundation is actively working to make this disease history and I would like to help so that no child has to go through what I and the thousands of other CF patients deal with on a daily basis. Even with all the advanced treatments available today 5% of the CF population still does not have a treatment that works for them due to the type of mutation that they have.  I ride to help them and for all the others with CF that still fight daily to live.

The Foundation is also investing into research that will find better treatments to prevent rejection of transplanted organs.  That is always the biggest fear once a person receives an organ transplant. Hopefully with the CF Foundations help advancements will be made and transplants will have better long term outcomes.  

Please help me continue to help others by making a donation for my ride.

 

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