When I was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at the age of 2, my parents’ lives were forever changed. The likelihood that I would survive beyond elementary school was low, and a healthy life was out of the question. Now, 27 years later, I’m taking Trikafta (new CF med) and living a full life. My lung function has jumped 15% and I can’t remember the last time I broke down in a coughing fit. However, I’m not done fighting. I’m fighting for the day that I get to look my parents in the eye and tell them that a cure has been found. I’m fighting for all the CF fighters who don’t have treatments. I’m fighting for those who lost their fight too soon. This fight isn’t an easy one, but the overwhelming support from you and the entire CF community gives me the courage and strength to overcome the adversity. Your kindness motivates me through the endless nights of coughing and the weeks of being hooked up to an IV pole. I know, without a doubt in my heart, that I would not be here today without you. I also know that we cannot stop until CF stands for Cure Found. My dream for today, tomorrow and my lifetime is that we keep fighting. I’ve never been more hopeful about the achievements and progress made by the CF Foundation. While I’ve been lucky enough to be on the cusp of every defining medication and treatment, I know that others have not been as lucky. I am continuously moved by the generosity of every individual in the CF community. You are my inspiration to keep fighting!
Thank you, Lisa Amsler
Help us reach our fundraising goal by donating to our Great Strides fundraising campaign. Your gift will help add tomorrows to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis by supporting life-saving research and medical progress. We won't stop until we make CF stand for "Cure Found" for everyone living with CF.
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Thank You for your support,
Lisa, Lee, Penny and the whole Amslers' Army Team!!!
Foundation-Sponsored Indoor and Outdoor Events and Gatherings
The Foundation is closely following the evolving coronavirus outbreak. We will continue to monitor coronavirus guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and assess whether we need to change any scheduled events.
To reduce the risk of getting and spreading germs at CF Foundation-sponsored events, we ask that everyone follow basic best practices by regularly cleaning your hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow, and maintaining a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection. Medical evidence shows that germs may spread among people with CF through direct and indirect contact, as well as through droplets that travel short distances when a person coughs or sneezes. These germs can lead to worsening symptoms and speed decline in lung function.
To further help reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation's attendance policy recommends inviting only one person with CF to attend the indoor portion of a Foundation-sponsored event at a specific time. For the outdoor portion, the Foundation recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times.