Those first few days and month were hard and we are forever grateful for the CF Foundation and their guidance and support.
Fast forward to 2022- Wow! SO much as happen!!!!
2019 - Nacho was part of a N-1 Study conducted by the Cincinnati Children's Hospital. This study was able to see if his Genes would react to any of the gene modulator out there.... well it did! his genes reacted well to Kalydeco and what a difference this has made! We would have never been able to afford a study like this and thanks to the foundation and their money that goes to research we were able to - well now his rare mutation is added to approved genes so other kiddos with his gene can benefit from this medication.
2020 - This is the year NO ONE like to talk about - but let me say that while Covid-19 alter the lives of so many this is the HEALTHIEST YEAR nacho has ever had! and while we were home when we had to... nacho was able to stay in daycare and start preschool!
2021- what a sweet year for nacho! He was asked to be the great stride ambassador for the KY/WV chapter! we all had so much fun bringing awareness to this disease and the amazing things this chapter is doing. 2021 health wise was a little challenging - he had RSV and MRSA twice! we tried to eradicate it and since October his MRSA is behaving....
2022 Nacho is not a winter lover but is hanging and counting days till spring, he is so looking forward to being on the water ridding on the boat and fishing! So far this year he had Covid and Flu all at once and you would have never known, his smile and sweet spirit never changed! I have always said - there is NOTHING that can Stop Nacho...Not even CF. In fact as a family we have always said that CF doesn't get to define who Nacho is , rather, CF just gets to ride along!
There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, and friends who struggle every day just to breathe. I walk for them. Will you join me and support my fundraising goal?
Real progress has been made for those who have CF, but there is still NO CURE for this devastating disease and many lives are cut far too short. We've come so far, but there's still so much work to do. I will not stop striding until all those with cystic fibrosis have a cure. We will not leave anyone behind.
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We are at a pivotal moment in the history of cystic fibrosis and your support matters. With your help, they can invest our resources in research today, while raising funds for tomorrow, to ensure we have what it takes to reach the finish line. Together, we can make CF stand for Cure Found. Please help me reach my fundraising goal!