My sweetpea, Owen, is 11 years old and a typical sweet kid. He loves spending time with his 9 year old brother Liam, and loving on his younger cousins. He loves to read, play virtual games (of course), and camp and kayak with his Mimi (that's me!) and Pepaw.
But those of us who really know his story realize that he (and 30,000 others like him) is a hero. On the inside, Owen's body has to fight for every single breath as he was born with the genetic disease, Cystic Fibrosis. He was diagnosed at age 2 weeks with this life-shortening disease that affects breathing and digestion due to the buildup of thick, sticky mucous. The costs for Owen and others to stay healthy with CF- financially, emotionally, and time-wise are staggering. Our family participates in the annual Great Strides walk to raise awareness and to help fund research for a cure, to improve Owen's and others' opportunities to live beyond the average lifespan of 30 years. I hope you will support me in my efforts.
Real progress has been made in the search for a cure, but the lives of people with CF are still cut far too short. There still is no cure for this devastating disease. By walking today, I am helping add tomorrows to the lives of people living with cystic fibrosis. Will you join me? Support me by making a donation to my Great Strides fundraising campaign today!
Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
Please support me in one day ensuring that CF stands for CURE FOUND!
Help me reach my fundraising goal by donating to my Great Strides fundraising campaign. EVERY amount helps and is greatly appreciated! Your gift will help add tomorrows to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis by supporting life-saving research and medical progress. Your gift is 100-percent tax deductible. Cystic fibrosis DOES NOT receive federal funding, so your generous donations are vital to Owen and others whose lives depend on expensive and extensive daily treatments, but our HOPE is for a cure! Thank you for your support!!