My Great Strides Story
I am the mother of a tiny warrior. My son Elijah was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when he was less than a month old. As first time parents with such little knowledge on the subject and no idea we were carriers, my husband and I were shocked at the diagnosis. We were overwhelmed and scared for our newborn. We didn’t know what this would mean for our future. We weren’t sure if we would be able to have the large family we planned on. But God. God always has a plan. Some days are hard and beat you down. Some days are much better. Each day with our sweet boy is a blessing and a gift from God. We pray for a cure so our son is able to live a long full life without Cystic Fibrosis.
Nearly 40,000 people in the United States have cystic fibrosis: a progressive, genetic disease that affects the lungs, pancreas, and other organs. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, and friends who face the sobering prospect of a shortened lifespan. I walk for my son and all of them.
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.
You can support me!
By supporting my fundraising goal, you have an opportunity in your lifetime to be part of ending this disease. Please consider joining Elijah’s warriors and donating to help make medical history.