On Saturday, October 3rd, Mike and I participated in the Great Strides walk virtually. A little different this year with the pandemic but it was still fun to see the other teams walking to support those living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).
I am also writing to invite you to make a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on behalf of my 19-year old daughter, Angelica who has CF. I’m thankful that our Angel is thriving on the new CF drug called Trikafta, the first triple combination therapy to treat patients with CF. Although she’s attending college at UC San Diego, she’s adhering to her rigid therapy every day. Why? Because she has to in order to stay healthy.
There are still 10% of patients who have a rare CF gene mutation and they are waiting for a medication that will treat their particular mutation. So, just because my Angel has something to keep her healthy, I’m fighting for those who are still waiting.
On Facebook, I’m on a group called CF Mamas. There are so many stories of CF children “gaining their angel wings” and I cry with every story I read. I don’t want “our angel” to gain her angel wings anytime soon. I, like you, wish to have my daughter live a long and healthy life.
The CF Foundation’s mission is to cure CF and provide all people with CF the best opportunity to lead long, fulfilling lives. And obviously, that’s my goal too; to ultimately find a cure for my beautiful, Angelica, and everyone living with this fatal disease. I hope you will support me.
Simply click on the link to make a tax-deductible donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and make a difference
Mary Beth & Mike Rock
2801 Dray Court
Raleigh, NC 27613