I was diagnosed with CF at 5 months old and have been followed by MUSC since then. During my lifetime, CF-oriented science has exploded, and a cure is coming into focus but will still take careful testing and time. One of my best friends has surfed for around 10 years, and in mid 2017 we founded a CF Non-Profit, The 3rd Street Society (www.3rdstreetsociety.com). Our mission is to serve the CF community by offering free surf lessons to any patient willing to learn. Surfing provides a natural therapy for the lungs by loosening mucus. It is the reason inhaled hypertonic saline treatments are done today by most every CF patient.
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. I walk for them and hope you will support me in my efforts. Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
Real progress has been for those who have CF, but there is still no cure for this devastating disease and many lives are cut far too short. By walking today, I am helping add tomorrows to the lives of people living with cystic fibrosis. Will you join me? Please consider making a donation to my Great Strides fundraising campaign today!
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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 groundbreaking research and medical progress. Your gift is 100-percent tax deductible.