This is the 8th year we will have participated in this important fundraiser for our family. The first year, I was terrified. Fiona was 3 months old and we had told few people about her diagnosis. I invited a small group of friends and family to come along as I dipped my toe into this new world. Seeing team t-shirts that had birth and death dates brought me to tears several times. We had no idea what to expect for our tiny girl.
She's now in first grade. Her health has for the most part been good, thanks to our amazing families that moved to Durham to help out. She's experienced some struggles since being exposed to so many more germs than before. She's fought off pneumonia, colds, and has worked hard to gain weight.
She is deeply curious about her CF and wants to know what it means and how her body works. Raising more money for the CFF means the world to us because we know that while this drug will help her, there are other drugs in the pipeline that will be even more effective that are not yet available. We look to a future where new drugs and treatments will minimize the impact of this disease on Fiona and others with CF.
If you feel like giving, please give to Astrid or Fiona's pages. If you are able, please join the team and walk with us at East Campus on April 4th. They both wrote their own stories and chose pictures that mean a lot to them.
Help our team reach its fundraising goal by donating to our Great Strides fundraising campaign. Your gift will help add tomorrows to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis by supporting life-saving research and medical progress. Your gift is 100-percent tax deductible.