Hello family and friends,
We are looking forward to another year at the Great Strides walk and we would love to have you be a part of Carter's Crew! It has been four years since cystic fibrosis has become part of our normal. I so vividly remember going in for Carter's one week appointment completely oblivious to the news that I was about to recieve. It is heartbreaking and scary as a parent to get the news that your child child has a life-threatening disease and will have to do daily treatments in order to "just breathe."
Four years later and there are still days where we are completely overwhelmed by cf, but now there are also moments where we are struck with complete gratitude and thankfulness. This is because we have seen how hard the cf community fights and we have seen how much love we are surrounded with. Carter has so many people in his corner cheering him on and this is truly what keeps us going. This boy is the most resilient and tough four year old. He really does not let anything get him down.
Carter is tough and we have no doubt that he is going to be an incredible cf fighter, but we walk because we know that here is more in store for all of those with cf. Real progress has been made in the search for a cure. The new modulator, Trikafta, was a huge stride in the right direction! Carter will be eligible to start it when he is 12 and the medicine will be a great placeholder until we get that cure. We are in the fight until it is done. By walking alongside us in our journey you are helping provide hope for us, Carter and all those with cf. We have every reason to believe that the cure is within reach and we are excited to be a part of it!
Please consider joining Carter's Crew by signing up below or making a donation to our team. We appreciate all of the love and support!
Brandon, Allie, Carter and Addie