There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis( CF ). We found out our daughter Dayna Jenae was among that number in 2006 when she was diagnosed shortly after her birth. Since that time we have been tireless supporters of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and fund-raisers to find a cure for CF.
Dayna lives, copes and thrives despite having CF. We refuse to let her diagnosis define her. Although she is currently taking 15 different daily medications including enzymes, inhaled medications, antibiotics, and vitamins, undergoing "Vest"chest therapy treatments before and after school, to keep her healthy, she still finds time to be a regular 14 year old.
Despite her medical challenges, Dayna currently enjoys peforming in her school plays, taking vocal lessons and staying active playing sports, as well as chorus all while excelling in Eight Grade.
There is still no cure for CF and children and adults are still losing their battle with this devastating disease. Real progress has been made in the search for a cure. By walking today, we are helping add tomorrows to the lives of people living with cystic fibrosis. Will you join us? Support us by making a donation to our Great Strides fundraising campaign today!
2019 was an amazing year of fundraising for Dayna's Dream Team. 2020 has brough many challenges, and difficulties not only for our family, but for our country as a whole in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. As we adjust to the challenges of distance learning, working remotely and social distancing, we are mindful that those fighting CF are at heightened risk during these times. This serves to reinforce how important it is that we do whatever we can, to continue our fight to find a cure for CF!
Please support us!
Help us reach our fundraising goal by donating to our 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.
Dana & Jennifer Blackmon