What a year it’s been, and we’re feeling so hopeful and rejuvenated in our path to recovery beyond the pandemic. Every year our family participates in a Cystic Fibrosis walk to support our 10-year-old niece, Clare. While we took last year off, CF unfortunately cannot take a year off as it’s a daily struggle for so many!
Cystic Fibrosis is a life-threatening disease that affects the lungs & digestive system, with over 10 MILLION carriers of the genetic disease (including myself!). Real progress has been made for those who have CF, but there is still no cure for this devastating disease and many lives are cut far too short. We’ve come so far, but there’s still so much work to do.
Our daughter Lyla Gray is leading the family team this year, so sharing her note below…
Hi, my name is Lyla Gray. I'm 11 years old and my best friend and cousin is Claire, a 10 year old girl who is currently fighting CF. Clare has gone through so much and has been the bravest person I know for ten years. Every year my family does a walk to raise money for a cure, but since covid we have not been able to do it. But this year, we’re excited to do the walk and contribute to finding a cure for her. Clare is so caring, loving, and fun. She is always there when I need her, and I try to support her in any way. From facetimes, and distracting her when she gets blood drawn to cheer her up when she's sad. Overall, I would really appreciate it if you donate and support Clare.