My Great Strides Story
Nearly 40,000 people in the United States have cystic fibrosis: a progressive, genetic disease that affects the lungs, pancreas, and other organs. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, wives, husbands and friends who face the sobering prospect of a shortened lifespan. I walk for them. I walk for my husband.
I met Andrew is the winter of 2018. It was on our third date where I learned about his journey with Cystic Fibrosis. I learned about the coughing, the treatments, and the lifelong medication. Andrew doesn't define himself by his condition. He is active and often enjoys spending time outside playing golf, running, or being on the water. He has overcome many obstacles some patients with CF don't have the opportunity to do. He is now thirty, married, and working on expanding his family.
We were very active with the CF Community when we lived in Wilmington, and have longed to become part of the local CF community where we live now in Conway. We are so thankful to be part of the larger community...the community that expands across the southeast region of the United States. Andrew is now an Ambassador for the community, and we are thrilled to take part in many of the upcoming events! It makes the most sense to begin again where it all began- in Wilimington!
Working alongside the CF community, the CF Foundation has fostered the development of more than a dozen CF treatments and helped add decades of life for people with CF. Yet, many people with CF do not benefit from existing therapies. Our vision is a cure for every person with cystic fibrosis – a life free from the burden of this disease – and we will not leave anyone behind.
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By supporting my fundraising goal, you have an opportunity in your lifetime to be part of ending this disease. Please consider joining us and help make medical history.