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2021 was rough for all of us, but CF sure made it that much more difficult for sweet Audrey! She was hospitalized 4 separate times, 2 weeks every time. Each admission brought new Covid restrictions that meant no visitors, no leaving her room and no therapy puppies to come say hi. Saying it was hard is an absolute understatement and to top it off, we have added chronic pancreatitis to her CF ailments. This is incredibly painful and yet Audrey continues to smile through it all. She is such a true warrior and I am not exaggerating when I say she is a true hero.
Audrianna continues to be a CF warrior. After absorbing the diagnosis, Audrey and her family set out to fight this together with everything we have. However, we can't do this alone and are incredibly grateful to everyone for all of the support that has been provided through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Recently, Audrey was able to start a new medication called Kalyedeco, which we could not be more excited about! The CF foundation helped make this possible. This medication is costly and not a cure, however. We will continue to raise money to find a cure, so there are more tomorrows for sweet Audrey!Life has not been easy for Audrey, yet every day she continues to be a blessing for our family. She is a gift to our entire family, an apprentice to her brothers, a trusted leader to her sisters, a protector of her baby cousins and deserves to breathe without a struggle.
There are many days when I question God's motives and what he really has in store for this sweet, sweet girl. She has already been through so much from such a young age but then I remember what Mother Teresa always said, "If he brought you to it, he will get you through it". She is hands down one of the toughest girls I know and know she will continue to fight like a girl! Come on, have you seen this girl's abs? If anyone caan fight this, Ahh-Dee (as she is known to Lily) can!
There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends, and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe. We walk for them. Will you join us? To become a member of our team, just click on the "Join our Team" button. From there you can make a donation and start your fundraising.
By becoming a member and making a donation, you are joining a growing group of people committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. Together, we are adding tomorrows to the lives of people living with CF by supporting the search for a cure.
Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.