Bryce Porter Bungard was born April 8, 2019. At two weeks old, he was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. This news came as quite a shock to his family, but they did what they do best-they rallied! They created a team, Bryce’s Buddies, and joined with the CF Foundation to help raise awareness and support the foundation’s mission to cure CF. In less than two years, along with their friends and family, Bryce’s Buddies has raised $36,000!
The money they raised supports pharmaceutical trials and research, and real progress is being made! In October the FDA approved a new triple combo called Trikafta, a new, highly effective CFTR modulator therapy that treats the underlying cause of CF. TRIKAFTA was approved for people 12 and older who have at least one F508del mutation, which Bryce has! The approval of TRIKAFTA means that more than 90 percent of people with CF could eventually have a highly effective treatment for the underlying cause of their disease.
They are now testing TRIKAFTA on children ages 6-11. This is such exciting news for the CF community!
Today Bryce is thriving. He loves Buzz Lightyear, climbing, playing with his big brother Rowan, eating and running all over the place. His diagnosis was life changing, but with the support of his family, it isn’t changing his life! He continues to amaze his doctors with his growth and his overall good health.
2020 saw amazing progress in the treatment of CF, and there are such high hopes for what more can be done in the future.
We thank you for your donation and for supporting sweet Bryce and his CF journey.