We are raising money again this year in the fight against Cystic Fibrosis, the devastating genetic disease that causes a build up of mucus 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 10), 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 ten 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.
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!
Foundation-Sponsored Indoor and Outdoor Events and Gatherings
The Foundation is closely following the evolving coronavirus outbreak. We will continue to monitor coronavirus guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and assess whether we need to change any scheduled events.
To reduce the risk of getting and spreading germs at CF Foundation-sponsored events, we ask that everyone follow basic best practices by regularly cleaning your hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow, and maintaining a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection. Medical evidence shows that germs may spread among people with CF through direct and indirect contact, as well as through droplets that travel short distances when a person coughs or sneezes. These germs can lead to worsening symptoms and speed decline in lung function.
To further help reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation's attendance policy recommends inviting only one person with CF to attend the indoor portion of a Foundation-sponsored event at a specific time. For the outdoor portion, the Foundation recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times.