Amye was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis a few days/weeks after birth (1994) and life became a battle of the wills - Amye against CF. She developed Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes (CFRD) at the age of 13 and developed asthma a few years ago. Through the years of breathing treatments, hospital stays, home IVs, insulin injections/pump and handfuls of pills daily, she has always embraced CF with strength, grace and determination to fight as hard as she can thanks to her equally strong-willed parents! She got married in 2018 and is now a happy wife to Zach and dog-mom of Riley and Millie. She and Zach are also expecting their first child together!!!
She has always given God the credit for her strength and joy. Although her life involves a good bit of medication, treatments, and responsibility to her disease, she is definitely not without some fun in her life!!! She embraces her situation and lives life to the fullest. She and Zach are youth ministers and enjoy cooking, playing musical instruments, leading worship and spending time outdoors.
Amye was chosen to participate in clinical trials in 2017 and is excited that the drug to treat/eliminate her symptoms, Trikafta, was approved by the FDA last year and has greatly improved her condition. Research to develop this life-changing drug was made possible through donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation through events like this Great Strides fundraiser. We know our team can and has made a difference by your generous donations. We look forward to the future for the next generation of CFers with HOPE!!
Please consider supporting Team Amye in the fight against Cystic Fibrosis by donating to our team. We cannot have a "real" annual CF Great Strides Walk this Fall due to Covid but we will still walk and hope you will join us for a 'virtual" walk wherever you are. Grab your sneakers and take a walk around the block, breathe deep into your lungs and say a prayer for those who cannot. Pray for a cure for CF. We will not stop until CF stands for "Cure Found".
You may give online; but if you prefer to pay with a check or cash, makes checks payable to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and give it to Cindy, Troy, Amye, or Zach or other family members near you!!
IMPORTANT NOTE ON ATTENDANCE AT FOUNDATION EVENTS:
Updated June 15, 2022. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 the Foundation is taking steps to host safe events for our community. Please be advised that events may be subject to change at any time based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials.
To minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection, we ask that attendees at CF Foundation events follow these steps:
Where mandated, practice physical distancing and maintain at least a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household.
Face masks are encouraged and should be worn in accordance with local guidelines. (Note, children under two years of age should not wear masks due to safety concerns and therefore should only attend outdoor CF Foundation events where they are able to distance and stay within their family group.) NOTE: For events hosted by the CF Foundation, masks will be made available on-site, when possible.
Follow basic infection, prevention and control practices by regularly washing hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, and by covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow.
Persons with CF should consult their physician before participation in any in-person event as they may be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
For indoor events, it is CFF policy to invite only one person with CF to be in-person at the event at a time. For outdoor events, people with CF should maintain a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times.
FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS:
For the health and well-being of the CF community, we strongly encourage that participants be fully vaccinated and have received the CDC recommended booster shot when joining us in-person for the event.
Certain CF Foundation events may require vaccination to attend.
Participants are strongly encouraged to test within 24 hours prior of arrival at an event or meeting, or as close as possible to the time of departure (if traveling).
Please be advised certain events, localities, and venues may require you to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination. We will communicate these requirements in event communications.
For events where the CF Foundation requires full vaccination, meeting participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks before the date on which you will first attend the meeting. Registration and attendance at such events may require agreement to health and safety protocols and/or COVID liability waivers.
We are counting on the fact that you appreciate the potential consequences of exposing members of the CF community to COVID-19 and will not attend an event if you test positive, or have been recently exposed to COVID-19.
We cannot guarantee that all people present at the event, including participants, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, or others, have been fully vaccinated.