There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis (CF). They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe. I walk for them and for our friend Will and hope you will support me in my efforts.
Will was diagnosed with CF in October 2015 at age 9 1/2. In the first year he had to spend 40 days hospitalized at Doernbecher Children's Hospital. In following years, with proper medications and theraphies he spent 0 days hospitalized! Will had started a new drug in October 2017 and in only one month had seen the largest increase in PFT numbers and weight gain. All in one month! All because of a new drug made possible with continued research and financial support from people like you!
Will started another new drug, Trikafta, in late December 2019 that has shown improvements in his lung health in the year that he has been taking it. He has also put on weight, has been able to STOP daily breathing treatments, is finally in the normal range for chloride levels and has had the highest PFT numbers in the 80's since his diagnosis! This new drug can help 90% of those with Cystic Fibrosis.
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 Rides 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.
You can also follow Will's fundraisers and health updates at https://www.facebook.com/willswarriorswa
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