2022 has already been such a challenging year for my family and many others. However, I feel it necessary to continue to work towards eradicating Cystic Fibrosis (CF) in my lifetime.
In 2004 my husband and I found out that we are both carriers of the gene that causes CF, (*when two CF carriers have a baby, there is a 25 percent chance that their baby will be born with the disease.) I began to educate myself more about the disease and prepare for a future of treatments and possible hospital stays with my newborn baby. We were incredibly fortunate when Lola was born a healthy baby, free of the CF gene - but this didn't stop me from feeling like I had to do more. That's when I started Team Mayo and became involved in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Since my involvement with the CF community in 2004 real progress has been made, 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.
Please support me!
We are at a pivotal moment in the history of cystic fibrosis and your support matters. With your help, we can invest our resources in research today, while raising funds for tomorrow, to ensure we have what it takes to reach the finish line. Together, we can make CF stand for Cure Found. Please help me reach my fundraising goal! ANY AMOUNT HELPS--and I thank you in advance for you kindness and consideration.