There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, and friends who struggle every day just to breathe. I walk for them. My nephew Hayden is one of them. Will you join me and support my fundraising goal?
The CF Foundation is crucial in helping Hayden and the CF population. The many medications and therapies that help keep Hayden healthy are a direct result of seed money given by the CF Foundation to the pharmaceutical companies.
Hayden works really hard every day to keep himself healthy: nebulizer treatments, two 30-minute vibrating vest treatments, pancreatic enzymes that help him absorb nutrients from food, vitamins, and other medicines (over 20 pills) every day. If Hayden catches a cold, has a cough, he goes on antibiotics and does extra breathing and vest treatments to ward off lung infection. Getting plenty of rest and exercise is also very important. Despite his daily routine, Hayden excels in school and sports. His brothers look up to him as their role model. Sawyer wants to play sports “just like Hayden” and his brother Colin wants to be a scientist “to find a cure for CF for my brother.”
Real progress has been made for those who have CF, 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. I will not stop striding until all those with cystic fibrosis have a cure. Will you join me? Please consider donating to my Great Strides fundraising campaign today!
Today I am asking for your help! Yes...with your help Hayden's future can look brighter than we could have ever imagined when he was born. We don't have a cure yet - Even though Hayden is doing great today, at any one of his 4 yearly checkups he could be told things have changed - there is no guarantee for him for tomorrow.
We are at a pivotal moment in the history of cystic fibrosis and your support matters. Your gift will help add tomorrows to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis by supporting groundbreaking research and medical progress towards a cure. Please help me reach my fundraising goal!