Many people don't know of CF and even if they do, rarely do they understand what it actually means for the patient. For my family, this is not the first go around with this horrible disease. My beautiful, fun loving ,cousin Jennifer with her most infectious laugh fought CF her whole life until her body couldn't fight anymore. Now my infant niece Leila has been diagnosed as well. Anyone meeting Leila would never guess she is sick in any way. She is always happy, she smiles at everyone, and like Jenny is always laughing. Leila is strong for sure, but strength alone will not cure her. Recently there have been treatment developments that offers great hope to our family. HOPE that will heal the loved ones of many. Hope that wasn't available for many who came before such as my cousin Jen.
However like all things, these developments have a cost and therefore it is important to work towards fundraising the cure as much as we can.
I walk for them. Will you join me and support my Great Strides fundraising goal?
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.
By walking with me in Great Strides, you can help accelerate the Foundation’s pursuit of new therapies and provide vital support to meet the needs of the CF community.
Please support me!
Your participation will help us get one step closer to ending this terrible disease. Let’s make CF stand for Cure Found.