Our Great Strides Story
There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads,
sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers. Our 3 year old daughter, Cora, is one
of them. We walk for her and for the many others who struggle with this disease. We hope
you will support us in our efforts.
Cora was born on July 22, 2011 and was diagnosed via the newborn screening at the age of six
days old. Cora started breathing treatments immediately to prevent respiratory problems. Right
now, she does 3 treatments every day. We also do respiratory therapy daily which includes a
vest for chest percussion therapy. This may sound like a lot of work, but words can't express
how thankful we are that Cora has remained healthy and has not had to be hospitalized, as is
the case with many CF patients. We're hopeful that she'll continue on this path, especially with new drugs that are already in the pipeline. We know that raising CF awareness and committing to fundraising efforts is the best way to ensure a bright future for our beautiful daughter, and for so many others. There are drugs presently available that have been a real game changer for some CF patients. At this time, these drugs do not work for Cora. They are developing others that may have a significant positive impact for her and thousands of other patients!
Cora has been such a joy to our lives. She is always smiling and happy. She loves going to
preschool with her friends, playing with her dolls, riding her bike and hanging out with her big sister, Emma. We are hopeful that she will enjoy a long, healthy life doing the things she loves. That's why we will continue to fight for her and for everyone living with CF. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity and support.
What can you do to help?
1) Walk with us on May 21st at White River State Park and be a part of our fundraising walk
team. Just click the "Join My Team" button on the right.
2) If you are unable to take part in the walk, we would be honored if you would sponsor Cora's
Crew with a contribution of your choice. Any amount will help us reach our goal. To make a
secure, online donation, just click the "Donate to Me" at the top of this page.If you'd prefer, you
may send checks, payable to "Cystic Fibrosis Foundation" to my office address: Amy Henry State Farm 7305 E. 96th Street, Suite S-2 Indianapolis, IN 46250.
3) Start a Cora's Crew at your local Great Strides walk.
Any contribution you make is 100% tax deductible and the CF Foundation will use almost 90
cents of every dollar raised to find and fund A CURE.
Thank you so much for your love and support.
Amy, Jake, Emma and Cora