When my family and I found out that my sister was pregnant we could not have been more excited! A new little member to our loving clan had been highly anticipated for years. However, when we found out through genetic testing that she would have Cystic Fibrosis, we were devestated.
When Adalyn Elaine Williams came into the world we rejoiced and our hearts overflowed! My family vowed that we would try everything in our power to help find a cure for this sweet, smart, sassy little girl.
From day one Adalyn sat patiently for long stretches while her vest vibrated separating mucus from the airway walls of her lungs. Always independent, she wanted to hold the nebulizer herself even when she was small.
Now, at 11, she's an incredible cousin to my son. He affectionately, and usually enthusiastically, calls her Ada. She loves all things crafting and has given me interior design advice on a number of occasions. I have watched her grow into a strong young woman and I admire her more and more every day.
There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. 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.
Real progress has been made in the search for a cure, but the lives of people with CF are still cut far too short. There still is no cure for this devastating disease. By walking today, I am helping add tomorrows to the lives of people living with cystic fibrosis. Will you join me? Support me by making a donation to my Great Strides fundraising campaign today!
Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
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Help me reach my fundraising goal by donating to my Great Strides fundraising campaign. Your gift will help add tomorrows to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis by supporting life-saving research and medical progress. Your gift is 100-percent tax deductible.
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