My Great Strides Story
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that affects the respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems. It is caused by a mutated gene that regulates the transport of salt and water in and out of cells, leading to the formation of thick and sticky mucus in the lungs and other organs. This mucus can block airways, making it difficult to breathe, and can also harbor bacteria, leading to recurrent lung infections. CF can also affect the digestive system by clogging the ducts that carry digestive juices from the pancreas to the small intestine, leading to malnutrition. CF is a life-threatening disease that has no cure, but with advances in medical care and treatments, the life expectancy of individuals with CF has increased.
Working alongside the CF community, the CF Foundation has fostered the development of more than a dozen CF treatments and helped add decades of life for people with CF. Yet, many people with CF do not benefit from existing therapies. Our vision is a cure for every person with cystic fibrosis – a life free from the burden of this disease – and we will not leave anyone behind.
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By supporting my fundraising goal, you have an opportunity in your lifetime to be part of ending this disease. Please consider joining us and help make medical history.