Vincent was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at 2 weeks old. It is with your love and support that we are able to fight this disease. Vincent takes 6 pills every meal to help aid digestion. He does several breathing treatments a day to help thin the mucus in his body and fight infections. And we manually do chest therapy on him daily. Every month we visit Lurie Children's Hospital to meet with his team: his pulmonologist, repiratory therapist, dietician, physical therapist, and more. These visits last upwards of 3 hours, but we are lucky to have such a specialized team with dedicated support.
Real progress has been made for those who have CF, but there is still no cure for this devastating disease. We've come so far, but there's still so much work to do. Our team will not stop striding until all those with cystic fibrosis have a cure.
Our family has chosen to participate in our local Great Strides walk, which benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Research and care supported by the Foundation are making a huge difference in the lives of those with CF. They have already helped us personally so much in less than a year. Your gift is 100-percent tax deductible, and a lot of companies will also do matching donations!
Thank you for all of your support, love, and donations. Hopefully one day we can make CF stand for "Cure Found."
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.