At just a week old, Declan was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. For those that don't know what CF is, it's a genetic disease that effects the lungs, pancreas, liver and intestines. Those who have Cystic Fibrosis tend to build up more mucus in their lungs, which then traps bacteria and clogs the airways. With that being said, it can cause respiratory infections, inflammations and a whole number of complications. A "slight" cold (runny nose, cough, etc…) to someone without CF, can lead to hospitalizations and a longer sickness to those who live with CF.
30,000 people in the United States live with CF on a daily basis. Each year 1,000 newborns are born with this disease. Thankfully Declan is a healthy little guy right now, all thanks to his medications and treatments that are needed on a daily basis. In the past decade alone, there has been more research and medications available to us that help fight this disease. The only thing missing is a cure. So please help people like me find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis!
There are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends, and co-workers who struggle every day in the face of this devasting disease.
I walk for them. Will you join me and support my Great Strides 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.
By walking with me 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.
Please support me and my family in the fight against this disease!
Your participation will help us get one step closer to ending this terrible disease. Let’s make CF stand for Cure Found.