Our daughter, Morgan, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis shortly after birth in 2008. At the time, Google showed no good news about this disease. The life expectancy was around 30 years. It was absolutely devestating for our family. What I didn't know was how much having a child with CF would change our lives and it wasn't for the worse. Our outlook, mindset, and priorities changed instantly. We refused to accept the premise that Morgan would be losing lung function over her lifetime. That she would be sickly and weak and need to live her life in a bubble. We wanted the best for her and have worked hard to instill in her what a blessing every day is. Today Morgan's lung function is over 100%! She is a rock star in her CF Clinic. Morgan understands it takes a lot of effort for her to stay ahead of CF but it's worth the work! She's not happy about spending over an hour a day doing breathing treatments but she knows how important they are to sustaining her health. She doesn't want to take the handfuls of pills daily but she knows not taking them could make her body weaker. Otherwise, she is very much like every other kid in the 5th grade. She bounces between loving and hating school, plays softball, goes to sleepovers with her friends, and radiates love all in between.
We approach every day and every obstacle the same way! With faith, hope, and love! No one's life is easy. We all struggle with one thing or another. We encourage you all to take on life like Morgan! Don't let anyone tell you what you are or aren't going to be. Make life what you want it to be! Focus on the good! Celebrate every success big or small! Stop and smell the roses and always, always help others. Appreciate every day because it's another opportunity to make a difference and be better than you were the day before. Whether it's an encouraging word or a donation toward a cure for a child that you love! Never pass on an opportunity to be a blessing to others!
We are so thankful for Great Strides, the CF Foundation, and you! Monies raised for Great Strides IS saving lives! Your donation IS making a difference! Nearly 90% of every donation goes toward the hunt for a cure for CF. And with your help and support, we are confident a cure will be found within Morgan's lifetime! Please click DONATE TO FREEDOM now!