Our son Gavin, was born in June 2010. At just 6 days old he was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. CF is a genetic disease that causes sticky mucous build up throughout the entire body causing frequent lung infections, several GI issues, liver problems, and CF related diabetes, as well as other issues. Gavin takes over a dozen medications daily--some of which he takes 3-4 times a day. He also spends several hours a day doing breathing treatments and wearing a special vest to help keep the mucous from building up in his lungs. There is currently no cure for CF and the median life expectancy when Gavin was born in 2010 is 37 years old. This number is far too young, and quite frankly, the majority of people loosing their battles daily are much younger. Research is getting closer to finding the answer thanks to all of your donations. The CFF gets no federal funding and the research is funded by your donations!! Please help us make CF stand for Cure Found!
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There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends, and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe. We walk for them. Will you join us? To become a member of our team, just click on the "Join our Team" button. From there you can make a donation and start your fundraising.
By becoming a member and making a donation, you are joining a growing group of people committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. Together, we are adding tomorrows to the lives of people living with CF by supporting the search for a cure.
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