Hello Family and Friends,
We are raising money again this year in the fight against Cystic Fibrosis, the devastating genetic disease that causes a build up of mucous in the lungs leading to life-threatening infections. It also causes serious issues in many other organs of the body such as the pancreas, liver, kidneys, and reproductive organs. There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. Our precious little boy, Ethan (age 12), is one of those individuals. Each day is a continual struggle to keep him healthy and able to breathe freely. Germs are everywhere and pose a serious threat to those with CF. Ethan has been hospitalized multiple times throughout his twelve years of life and every day continues to be a battle to keep him healthy. His current treatment plan includes 2-4 breathing and airway clearance treatments daily to help him rid his lungs of mucus. We have been very grateful this year that a new CF modulator medication (Trikafta) has helped him tremendously as he lives with CF each day.
Real progress has been made in the search for a cure, but the lives of people with CF are still cut far too short. Currently, the life span of those with CF is 37 years old. Our dream is to see Ethan live well beyond those 37 years and have a healthy and happy life along with his siblings. Since there is still no cure for this disease, we have to keep fighting each and every day so our boy can have all the opportunities that others have.
Would you consider making a donation on behalf of Ethan? Any amount is so appreciated!! Your gift is 100 percent tax deductible. It can bring us one step closer to receiving the cure we want more than anything else in the world. God is good and he is continuing to take care of Ethan along the way. With your help, we can help save more lives and reach that cure very soon!
Thank you all so much, your support means so much. God Bless!
Mike and Shelley Jelderda