Joshua Morgan was born August 9th 1983. Although he was born with Cystic Fibrosis, he lived his life fully and chased after his dreams. Despite all odds, Josh graduated high school and went on to complete culinary school.
In 2012, I attended my first great strides walk. I was excited. The foundation had a lot of exciting research coming down the pipeline. At this time, Josh was awaiting a double lung transplant. He was given 6 to 18 months to live if he did not receive one. On April 30th, 2012, just a few short days after great strides, Josh succumbed to his battle with Cystic Fibrosis.
Josh showed me what it was like to be strong when you have nothing left in you, resiliency, courage, and what it meant to live life as if each day was his last. He never complained about having CF and always found a way to laugh through the struggles that the disease brings on.
Every year my family honors him by attending great strides, raising awareness, and continuing to fight for a cure.
For too long, cystic fibrosis, a rare, genetic disease, has robbed people of tomorrows – progressively limiting their ability to breathe and tragically shortening life. There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with CF. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends, and co-workers who struggle every day in the face of this devasting disease.
I walk for him. I walk for those who have lost their battle and those who are still fighting the good fight. 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.