It is time to again ask (beg!) for your support as we prepare for the Great Strides Walk to cure Cystic Fibrosis. Fundraising is exhausting and asking for money is hard, especially when you have done it for 35 years. Every year we re-energize ourselves to fundraise, and continual progress has been made in the quest to cure cystic fibrosis.
The biggest and latest development is a medication called Trikafta, approved by the FDA in October 2019. It has been truly life-changing for about 90% of CF patients. Drew was on Trikafta for a short time during the clinical trial and felt positive results immediately. Unfortunately, after only a few weeks, it was discovered that one of the side effects for Drew was liver damage. Drew had to stop the medication.
Last summer, Drew and her medical team decided to give Trikafta another try. After trial and error, they found a reduced dosage that Drew has been able to tolerate. She’s been feeling the benefit, even at a reduced dosage. We are thankful for every bit of progress, but of course we still want the cure — and a solution that works for all CF patients.
Many of you have supported Drew's Crew for over 30 years. Others have just joined in the search for a cure. The Dotson family thanks each of you. Every donation is important. Your donations have gotten Drew and many others this far. As exhausting as fundraising can be, we cannot stop until the cure is found.
Drew moved to a house in the Kirkwood area of Atlanta last March and has been doing freelance work for several companies. Her biggest accomplishment is the completion of her book. She is currently submitting her work to numerous literary agents and publishers. If you happen to know a literary agent or publisher, please help make her dream come true by letting us know. To stay up to date with Drew and her amazing life, please read and subscribe to her blog: www.drewdotson.com.
We hope you will support DREW’S CREW as we prepare for the Great Strides Walk by making your donation today! It is easy, safe, and secure to donate online. If you prefer to mail your donation, please make your check payable to the CF Foundation. Send to: Carol Dotson, 2615 Hawthorne Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30345.