My Great Strides Story
Hi! My name is Jacob, and I was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) when I was only 2 weeks old! My older brother Jackson was diagnosed soon after (he was 2 1/2 at the time).
CF is a life shortening disease of the lungs and digestive system and there is NO CURE! But advancements in treatments and therapies are helping those with CF live longer every day!
This year, the Great Strides walk will be held Saturday May 20th at Overlook Park in Lancaster. Please consider joining us and help make medical history. By supporting the J Team, you have an opportunity in your lifetime to be part of ending this disease.
Nearly 40,000 people in the United States have cystic fibrosis: a progressive, genetic disease that affects the lungs, pancreas, and other organs. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, and friends who face the sobering prospect of a shortened lifespan.
Working alongside the CF community, the CF Foundation has fostered the development of more than a dozen CF treatments and helped add decades of life for people with CF. The vision of the CFF is a cure for every person with cystic fibrosis – a life free from the burden of this disease – and we will not leave anyone behind.