Dear wonderful friends and family members,
We've asked you to support us in our journey to cure CF before, but this year is different. In other years, we have run or walked in the Great Strides Walk to cure CF...but this year, no one with CF is congregating in large numbers because of covid-19. In fact, with CF being a lung disease that is all about faulty mucus passage, it's particularly dangerous right now. That's why - in spite of the craziness of the world in so many other ways, too - we are continuing our work to fund a cure for this dreadful disease.
As many of you know, there was recently a huge advance made in CF treatment that will help many, many people with this disease. Unfortunately, Jacob is not one of them. (CF has many mutations - different causes for lung malfunction - and his type is not helped by the new drugs.) But there is new, extraordinary and hopeful research going on, and we believe that with continued huge support, CF can be cured in time for Jacob and other friends whose lives are at risk now more than ever before.
If you are able to give this year, please do. If you have given before but are going through a rough time financially right now, we understand and hope you will be in a better position to contribute next year. Finally, if you are able to give even more than usual, we will gratefully take that, too!
With love and thanks,
Nancy and Matt