Our daughter, Katie, lives with CF. Since Katie was little, we have watched her begin each day with such positivity, kindness and a drive to give back to those who have been in her life: her family and friends, her caregivers at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, Barnes and to all those who live with a chronic illness. She has accepted the challenge of ilving with CF. However, CF does not define Katie; rather, with CF packed in with all of her amazing qualities, she dreams big and meets all the challenges and goals she sets for herself. CF is just a small part of her journey. She has never turned down a challenge. As her parents, we will work tirelessly to help make her journey easier by raising funds that will develop better treatments and meds and fund a CURE FOR CF.
2019 saw Katie graduate with her Master's in Social Work from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, secure her position in Counseling at SIU-E and marry the love of her life, Tyler, and begin Trikafta!
2021 saw Katie receive her License in Clincal Social Work and open her private practice The Loom Therapy! 2021 brought so much progress on the CFF's Path to a Cure which directly made this all p;ossible for Katie to realize more of her dreams!
But...WE WILL NOT STOP NOW UNTIL THIS IS DONE...UNTIL THERE IS A CURE!
We are humbly asking for your help. WE NEED YOU to join us and help with spreading awareness and raising the funds...making our dollars work hard on research to provide new treatments, drugs and finally a cure.
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 just to breathe. I walk for them and hope you will support me in my efforts.
By joining our team and donating today, you are helping add tomorrows to the lives of those living with cystic fibrosis. Will you join me? Support CF by making a donation today! OR, even better, JOIN our Team RUN FOR ROSES / KATIE'S KLAN and spread awareness to your friends and family.
Your gift is 100-percent tax deductible.
With deepest gratitude,
Linda & Jeff