Griffin Grant is a smart, outgoing three-year-old boy who is always smiling and talking. He is so kind and has an amazing heart. He loves tractors, trucks, dinosaurs, playing outside, and running everywhere he goes!
Griffin was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at birth. CF is a genetic, progressive, and eventually terminal disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. The mucus in your body is thick and sticky, instead of thin and loose, trapping bacteria in the lungs and plugging up ducts in the pancreas, liver, and intestines.
Throughout this CF journey, Griffin's been to countless doctors’ appointments, been hospitalized four times, had two major GI surgeries, lost ¼ of his small intestines, dealt with severe GI issues, lung infections, tube feeds and multiple medication changes. Despite all those issues, Griffin has remained strong and resilient yet laid back and at peace. He is a true warrior, or shall we say Gladiator!
Many people have asked how they can help; therefore, Griffin's Gladiators was created. The hope is to raise awareness of this disease, help share his story and create a support system for Griffin and his family. We aim to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis for Griffin and the entire CF community by raising money for research and the CF Foundation. Your donations help fund research that puts miracle drugs in the hands of children with CF. Right now, there is a corrector drug for 90% of patients with CF, but we can't stop yet! The other 10% need a corrector drug to help them. Please consider making a donation to the CF Foundation and help us add more tomorrows.
Important note on Attendance at Foundation Events:
Infections can exacerbate CF symptoms and worsen lung function, so we ask attendees at Foundation-sponsored events to observe the following best practices to reduce the risk of germ transmission:
Regularly wash hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel.
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your inner elbow.
Maintain a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection.
To further reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation’s attendance policy recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times while attending an outdoor Foundation-sponsored event. All Great Strides walks are non-smoking events.