Why We Walk We walk to honor those who have passed with Cystic Fibrosis and to help raise money and awareness for those who are still with us. We walk in memory of Paul. Paul was born in 1965 before much was known about CF; at two months old Paul was treated in the hospital with what was thought to be pneumonia. When Paul was seven months old he was officially diagnosed with CF. After the diagnosis, doctors gave him a life expectancy of just a few short years. Paul went on to surpass the doctorâ€™s expectation and thrive in life. He went on to graduate high school and venture out in the world. At age 38, Paul had a double lung transplant. This transplant added 12 more years to his life. During these additional years, he graduated from college with a bachelorâ€™s degree, got married, and travelled to as many new places as his health would allow. Paul never let his condition get the better of him. Paul was an avid pool and bridge player. He was a published writer and a painter. He weathered the chaos of life and his condition, never letting the endless treatments limit his horizons. His attitude towards CF was the real inspiration. He made everyone around him a better person. Unfortunately, CF and the complications associated with a transplant finally caught up to Paul and another light went dim. We walk to give others with this disease a chance at a wonderful life without suffering. We walk so all the Pauls of the world can live long happy lives, full of all the wonder and joy that they could ever want. We walk for hope that one day no one will have to suffer.