"Dum spiro spero: While I breathe, I hope."
Meet our special guy Caden! Caden was born 4 years ago with Cystic Fibrosis, a rare progressive genetic disorder that affects the lungs and pancreas. As Caden will fight this for the rest of his life, we hope to engage our community and grow awareness. Many new drug therapies, like Orkambi and Trikafta, have been developed over the last few years to help CF warriors like Caden. Caden has been fortunate to be on Orkambi since he was 2 years old! Our hope is that Trikafta will become available to Caden soon! This research is made possible because of the fundraising efforts of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Great Strides Walk. Every dollar donated makes a difference! Despite the new drugs, Caden still needs about 6 breathing treatments a day. He wears his inflatable vest hooked up to a machine 3 times a day. In spite of all of that, Caden is a happy, well-adjusted little warrior! Caden’s Parents, Jeff and Gina, along with brothers Cameron and Casey, invite you to join us to Fight for a Cure! We are so excited that this year Great Strides will be in person at the Cleveland Zoo on Saturday, May 21. Join our Great Strides Team to walk with us, or just make a donation to any team member.
Please help to add tomorrows to Caden's life. We are grateful for each one of you!
There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends, and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe. We walk for them. Will you join us? To become a member of our team, just click on the "Join our Team" button. From there you can make a donation and start your fundraising.
By becoming a member and making a donation, you are joining a growing group of people committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. Together, we are adding tomorrows to the lives of people living with CF by supporting the search for a cure.
Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
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