Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects approximately 30,000 Americans. In 2017 Michela was born and unknown to us, she would have cystic fibrosis. Michela is a strong willed, courageous and spunky toddler. She takes her medications daily to digest her food and to breathe. When not well she has additional medications to help her little body fight infections and become her "well" again. Michela also has a g-tube to help her get extra calories to help her with her weight.
Advances have been made to make life with cystic fibrosis longer but a cure is still not available. The daily struggle for people with cystic fibrosis to breathe, digest their food and many other normal daily bodily functions still exists. They take their medications daily, their chest pt, hospital admissions, testing and many other things daily just to live as much of a normal live as possible. Life with cystic fibrosis is a roller coaster, you never know what is just around the corner. People with cystic fibrosis also have a shortened life expectancy, most need lung transplants, some need transplants of other organs too.
They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe. I walk for Michela and everyone else with CF, and hope you will support me in my efforts.
By walking today, I am helping add tomorrows to the lives of people living with cystic fibrosis. Will you join me? Support me by making a donation to my Great Strides fundraising campaign today!
Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
Please support me!
Help me reach my fundraising goal by donating to my Great Strides fundraising campaign. Your gift will help add tomorrows to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis by supporting life-saving research and medical progress. Your gift is 100-percent tax deductible.