Our son Clayton Douglas Himmler was born on October 24th, 2017. A week after his birth, Dale and I were informed that Clayton tested presumptive positive for cystic fibrosis. The next day, Clayton was taken to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh to take a sweat test to measure the salt levels in his sweat since those with CF have saltier sweat. Later that day we met with Clayton's doctor who informed us that the sweat test confirmed the diagnosis. We had no known family history of cystic fibrosis and did not know how to respond, and we did not know what this was going to mean for us and especially Clayton.
We quickly started interventions that target the two areas that affect Clayton right now - his digestive system and respiratory system. We also have become advocates for him and all those that live with CF by raising money that goes directly towards research for new medicine and better treatment. These advancements give us hope that there will be medications available to improve Clayton's quality of life as he gets older and his CF progresses.
Please consider making a donation to help fund the crucial medical advancements that will help make CF stand for "Cure Found". Together, we are adding tomorrows to the lives of people living with CF. 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. I walk for Clayton and everyone else with CF and hope you will support me in my efforts. Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
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Help me reach my fundraising goal by donating to my Great Strides fundraising campaign. Your gift will help add tomorrows to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis by supporting groundbreaking research and medical progress. Your gift is 100-percent tax deductible.