My Reason for Striding #whyistride
Our own CF Warriors, Kayli and Kallan, are a light in our lives and live each day with such happiness and strength. From the hours of treatment we do, clinic visits and tests, or the handful of medicine they take, we fight every day to give them the best life we can. Both have the same mutations that are considered rare (for you science interested people, their mutations are R347p and 3905insT) and therefore do not qualify for many of the medicines available to others with CF. The more we can give back to the CF foundation, the closer we can get to a cure for our kids who are not the majority.
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, and friends who face the sobering prospect of a shortened lifespan. I walk for them.
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.
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