Emelie is 30 years old and lives with cystic fibrosis. With the help of new medications and treatments, Emelie is thriving! She got married in 2019 and she has a two year old son, Massimo! This is all a result of our miracle drug, Trikafta! Before this amazing medication was available, Emelie was doing two hours of breathing treatments every day, and taking upwards of 30 pills a day! Now, she is able to keep up with her toddler and her two nephews and is finally living life the way she should be- breathing easy!
Your donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation have helped fund research that will create more medications and treatments to help Emelie, and others like her live normal, healthy and happy lives. Emelie was able to start the new drug, Trikafta at the end of 2019 and it has completely changed the game for her. This drug has given her the gift of becoming a mother and to be able to take less treatments daily! She has been able to stay out of the hospital since November of 2018 and is getting her port removed this year!
By becoming a member and making a donation, you are joining a growing group of people committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. Together, we are adding tomorrows to the lives of people living with CF by supporting the search for a cure.
Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON ATTENDANCE AT FOUNDATION EVENTS:
Updated July 5th, 2023
The CF Foundation is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of individuals attending Foundation events. Individuals attending CF Foundation events must abide by the Foundation's Event Attendance Policy www.cff.org/attendancepolicy, which includes guidance for event attendees living with cystic fibrosis.