John William Buffone joined our family on Friday April 19th, 2019. The following Friday we received a call that changed our family’s path and has since given us a new appreciation for modern medicine and research.
JW was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, a rare, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. We are so grateful for our care team in Atlanta and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Generous donations that fund research and medical development have improved the lives of those living with CF and give hope that healthy, long lives are possible.
By donating and walking with us in Great Strides, you can help accelerate the Foundation’s pursuit of new therapies and provide vital support to meet the needs of the CF community. Great Strides is a fun event that provides a fantastic opportunity for family, friends, students, and colleagues to come together and make a difference in the lives of people living with CF.
Your participation and support will help us get one step closer to ending this terrible disease. Please join us in making CF stand for Cure Found!
Thank you! Jeremy, Katie and JW Buffone
Please follow our team on Instagram @buffbreaths and visit cff.org to learn more about this life threatening disease.
Important note on Attendance at Foundation Events:
Infections can exacerbate CF symptoms and worsen lung function, so we ask attendees at Foundation-sponsored events to observe the following best practices to reduce the risk of germ transmission:
Regularly wash hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel.
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your inner elbow.
Maintain a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection.
To further reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation’s attendance policy recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times while attending an outdoor Foundation-sponsored event. All Great Strides walks are non-smoking events.