"In this house we do cystic fibrosis. we do breathing treatments. we do tears and pain. we also do hope. we persevere. and we pray. because in this house we don’t go down without a fight."-Unknown
What Great Strides stands for and accomplishes for the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) community is deeply personal to me. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) has always been close to my family’s heart due to a family friend with CF. So when I Met Tracy (TJ) in 2001, and was told he had CF, I already had a broad understanding of CF. In 2019, I chose to step forward from being a silent supporter of the CFF to advocating and fundraising for those with CF and their families. Last year our Great Strides team raised $5,000.00, and we hope to exceed that in 2020!
The daily battle that Tracy endures is beyond what anyone should have to just to survive and the fact that he does it without complaining is astonishing. I have seen firsthand the devastating effects of CF, but I have also been blessed to see the amazing improvements that trial drugs have made for Tracy’s quality of life. The CFF has made this possible through research and development.
More than 30, 000 in the U.S. (70, 000+ worldwide) are affected with CF and struggle daily just to breathe. Currently there is no cure and those affected at some point must rely on a double lung lifesaving transplant to survive. Transplant comes with its own set of survival statistics. It is simply not good enough. WE NEED A CURE.
Will you join me? Please consider donating to my Great Strides Fundraising Campaign today!
Why We Stride: https://fightcf.cff.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=143_gs_why_we_stride