In Loving Memory of my Nana, Mrs. Mae A Nelson.
Welcome to a different side of my life, called Cystic Fibrosis....
Lung function is still down 9% from where I was in October. This is the reality of CF. I'm 20 and my lungs are on their decline but I will never stop fighting!
Cystic Fibrosis is a lung disease that causes thick, sticky mucus in the lungs which leads to persistent chronic infection and a pretty crazy cough. CF also impacts the pancreas, making it impossible to digest fats and calories, therefore we need digestive enzyme capsules. I prefer to call them "my pancreas in a pill!" (You must have humor to get along with CF) the lung infections create a need for IV antibiotics. Sometimes that means a long hospital stay to get us back up and running as normal as we can. CF also effects the liver, pretty much the entire digestive tract, reproductive organs. It even effects growth hormones and our ability to thrive. This is why most people with CF are very thin because we have trouble getting all the nutrients from our food. Well, enjoy the journey. It's a wild ride.
Please support me!
In lieu of flowers, my Nana, Mrs. Mae A. Nelson, has requested donations (to help me fight CF) to go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
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.