Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my page!
Team Linky: fighting until CF stands for CURE FOUND.
Why I Stride:
My adventurous, determined, funny 4-year-old nephew that’s obsessed with cars, running around in his underwear, being outdoors and his little sister Abigail.
Lincoln was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when he was only about a week old. Since then, I have watched my brother Tony and sister in law, Erica fight tirelessly against this disease with Lincoln.
This is why I stride – for them and every family fighting this horrible disease.
Lincoln's fight is our fight.
If you feel inclined to share this page, make a donation, or join our team, we would greatly appreciate it! Unfortunately, the government provides zero funding towards Cystic Fibrosis research so every little bit matters.
Below are some facts, further information about CF and Lincoln. If you’d like to learn more about the organization or Cystic Fibrosis, you can also visit www.cff.org
Here are some Linky CF facts:
• He takes 25 pills everyday just to be able to eat, that's 175 pills a week...
• Lincoln does 2 hrs of vest therapy every day and 4 hrs when he is sick. By the time he is 12 he will have done the equivalent of a yrs worth of therapy...
• He also does 3 inhaled breathing treatments with the vest and 1 inhaler
• He takes 4 oral medicines everyday
• He has to have extra salt because with CF their bodies expel twice the amount of salt as we do.
• Lincoln requires twice as many calories as we do, therefore, extra fat and calories are added to everything he eats.
• Something as small as a cold can hospitalize Lincoln for 2 weeks
• CF affects 30,000 people in the US and 70,000 worldwide
• CF affects everyone organ in the body but especially the lungs and pancreas
• CF causes thick mucus to build up in the lungs which allows bacteria to become trapped and can lead to irreversible lung damage
• CF causes the pancreas to not function properly therefore they cannot absorb the proper nutrients from food. Because of this, pancreatic enzymes are required in order to eat.
• The average life expectancy for someone with CF is 38 (let that sink in) 38!
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. Will you join me? Please consider donating to my Great Strides fundraising campaign today!
Please support me!
We are at a pivotal moment in the history of cystic fibrosis and your support matters. Your gift will help add tomorrows to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis by supporting groundbreaking research and medical progress towards a cure. Please help me reach my fundraising goal!