Cystic Fibrosis is a disease affecting approximately 30,000 Americans and Luca just happens to be one of them. While it's a very scary thing to accept as a parent, to us he's just a normal 2 year old boy. He loves trucks, going to the zoo, antagonizing his sister, and dancing (he definitely gets his dancing skills from daddy, those who've seen my skills can decide for yourself if thats a good or bad thing.) When we first received the diagnosis it was all very overwhelming and we truly would have felt lost without the love and support of our family and friends as well as the amazing doctors and nurses that have become a part of our extended family as they've gotten to see him grow up over the last 2 almost 3 years. While it was overwhelming at first to us, to Luca it's just been his normal routine. He has to take medicine before meals, supplements to help him gain weight, do breathing treatments, and do his vest twice-a-day, but none of it bothers him and he's the happiest kid you could meet just running around all day pretending to be a dinosaur, Lucasaurus. There has been truely amazing progress in the treatment for cystic fibrosis and with all of genorisity from friends and family and the amazing work that the organization is doing to help push research forward we are extremely optimistic in what the future holds for Luca and everyone else living with CF.
Anything you can do to support the continued research and treatment for this disease is appreciated more than you know and with your help we know there will be a time when CF stands for "cure found!" Thank you all, we love you and are so grateful to everyone in our support group.