Meet Dan, Chelsey, Gabe, and Lorelei Lauer. Chelsey and I met on our very first day of college at Oklahoma Christian, and we’ve been good friends ever since. (And ok, I'm friends with Dan too...)
I'm a biologist, so when Chelsey first told me that their tiny newborn might have Cystic Fibrosis, I knew what that was. I had never seen someone fight CF first-hand, but I understood the biology behind it. And it wasn’t good. My heart hurt for them as Gabe’s sweat test (the most accurate test for CF) came back positive. My friends were entering a scary chapter of life with invisible, chronic illness. There was nothing I could do to help them.
Thankfully, Dan and Chelsey learned everything they possibly could about CF so they could fight it head-on. Gabe has a great team of physicians helping him through this journey, and he’s doing great! It takes a ton of time, planning, patience, and money to keep Gabe breathing easy, but Dan and Chelsey are fierce fighters for Gabe’s health!
Please join me in raising money to fund research to find a CURE for Gabe and others with CF. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundations provides research funding, medical financial aid, and HOPE to CF families all over the country.
This beautiful family is my “Why.” This is one thing I CAN do for them - and YOU can too!
Please support me!
Help me reach my fundraising goal by donating to my Great Strides fundraising campaign. Your gift will help add tomorrows to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis by supporting groundbreaking research and medical progress. Your gift is 100-percent tax deductible.