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.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, indoor events sponsored by the CF Foundation are strictly prohibited at this time. Scheduled outdoor events must adhere to strict requirements to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection. Events may be subject to change at any time based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON ATTENDANCE AT OUTDOOR FOUNDATION EVENTS:
To minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection, attendees at CF Foundation events must adhere to the following requirements:
Practice physical distancing and maintain at least a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times
Face masks strongly encouraged and expected to be worn in accordance with local guidelines. (Note, children under two years of age should not wear masks due to safety concerns and therefore should not attend CF Foundation events where there is risk of interacting with someone outside of their household.)
Follow basic infection, prevention and control practices by regularly washing hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow.
Persons with CF should consult their physician before participation in any in-person event as they may be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. People with CF should maintain a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times.