There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, and friends who struggle every day just to breathe.
My fight for the 30,000 starts with 1. One little boy who became my best friend the moment he was born and is still my best friend 28 years later. That same boy inspired countless others as he grew up living life in spite of CF, and has never let this disease define him. That boy is my little brother, John John, who became Dr. John Pickering, DDS last year. He is everything I hope my son will be....kind, smart, determined, and humble. To everyone that has helped my brother defy the odds, thank you. To those of you that have that "1" who inspires you every day, we are all one big CF family. Finally, to those of you who want to help the 30,000 live their lives in spite of CF, please donate and help me reach my goal today.