Imagine breathing in and out of a straw over and over again. It seems silly at first, but after a few breaths the humor will leave as dizziness sets in and your body begs for deeper breaths and more oxygen. This is how an individual with Cystic Fibrosis will eventually feel every time they take a breath. When my daughter, Mia, was 7 months old she was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. It was a day that I will never forget and one that changed my family forever. Mia is a creative, silly, smart and lovely little girl facing an uphill battle for her entire life. One that will probably be cut short because of this disease. 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 them and hope you will support me in my efforts.
Real progress has been made in the search for a cure, but the lives of people with CF are still cut far too short. There still is no cure for this devastating disease. Mia's daily life includes roughly 24 pills simply to eat, an hour of physical therapy, and hour of breathing treatments, and 8 different types of medication to help with her sinuses and digestion...when she is healthy. Mia is facing a life filled with countless amounts of medication, therapies, doctor and hospital visits, as well as heart ache. My husband and I swore to fight as hard as Mia will fight in order to ease the challenges she faces and to help to, one day, find a cure. By walking today, I am helping add tomorrows to the lives of people, like Mia, living with Cystic Fibrosis. Will you join me? Please support me by making a donation to my Great Strides fundraising campaign today! Please help my little song bird sing and dance longer than her DNA is promising.
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 life-saving research and medical progress. Your gift is 100-percent tax deductible.