Dallas was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at 5 weeks old after weeks of various testing. Cystic fibrosis is a genetic illness affecting mostly the lungs but also the pancreas and other organs. It is a chronic, life-shortening illness. He is on multiple daily breathing treatments to preserve his lung function. He also has pancreatic insufficiency related to CF which prevents his body from adequately absorbing fat, protein and vitamins so he takes pancreatic enzymes with every meal or snack leading to a total of 16 capsules per day. Dallas has been hospitalized two times as a result of CF and pulmonary exacerbations requiring IV medications and lengthy hospital stays. Needless to say CF is an expensive disease. Although he has already been through so much in his short life because of CF we are so thankful for the CF Foundation and their dedication to finding a cure!! There have been so many advancements over the past several years and there is so much hope for a cure in Dallas’ lifetime. The CF Foundation relies on donations to fund their research and clinical trials. Please join our cause to help Dallas and the other 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis.
We walk for them and hope you will support us. Will you join us? Support us by making a donation to my Great Strides fundraising campaign today!
Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
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Help us reach our fundraising goal by donating to ourGreat 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.
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.