Luna is an energetic three-year-old who has the sweetest personality and smile. She loves baking, dancing, singing, and reading books. She is so smart! She’s learned her ABCs and 123s right away! She loves to learn and has the best memory. Peppa Pig, Minnie Mouse, and Blippi are just some of her favorite friends. She loves spending time with her friends & family.
Luna was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis nine days after she was born, after receiving her newborn screen results. We had no idea what CF was and what was to come of her future. Luna started taking medication immediately to help her improve the absorption of vital nutrients and started chest physiotherapy to break up mucus in her lungs. Along with those treatments, she now takes an CFTR modulator (medicine that targets the underlying defect in CFTR protein) and an inhaled medicine to thin the mucus. Today, this is her "normal." Although she takes every new challenge in stride, we wish this wasn't her normal. While we're so grateful for her good health today, we still need to find a cure for CF. That's where we need your help! The CF Foundation relies on private donations to keep research and clinical trials flowing. It also offers community support which is needed between CF families. Because of your donations, Luna is able to play like a three-year-old and live her life to the fullest!!
Click the "DONATE" button below. From there, you can make a donation. By making a donation, you are joining a growing group of people committed to finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Donate to our team and help add tomorrows! There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with CF. We will not rest until all those with CF have a cure. The time is now. Together, we can conquer this disease.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, indoor events sponsored by the CF Foundation are strictly prohibited at this time. Scheduled outdoor events must adhere to strict requirements to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection. Events may be subject to change at any time based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON ATTENDANCE AT OUTDOOR FOUNDATION EVENTS:
To minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection, attendees at CF Foundation events must adhere to the following requirements:
Practice physical distancing and maintain at least a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times
Face masks strongly encouraged and expected to be worn in accordance with local guidelines. (Note, children under two years of age should not wear masks due to safety concerns and therefore should not attend CF Foundation events where there is risk of interacting with someone outside of their household.)
Follow basic infection, prevention and control practices by regularly washing hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow.
Persons with CF should consult their physician before participation in any in-person event as they may be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. People with CF should maintain a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times.