Avila was born March 21st, 2017 at Harris Methodist. She was an unplanned 10 weeks early and was delivered by emergency C-section. We knew that she had a blockage in her intestines that would require surgery within just days of her early arrival. What we would not confirm for 3 more weeks is that she has cystic fibrosis. Avila spent 3 months in NICU and had two abdominal surgeries, both of which went great! We know she will continue to show CF who is the boss just as she did in NICU and everyday since.
There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. My daughter Avila is one of them. I walk for them. Will you join us? To become a member of our team, just click on the "Join our Team" button. From there you can make a donation and start your fundraising.
By becoming a member and making a donation, you are joining a growing group of people committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. Together, we are adding tomorrows to the lives of people living with CF by supporting the search for a cure.
Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
Important note on Attendance at Foundation Events:
Infections can exacerbate CF symptoms and worsen lung function, so we ask attendees at Foundation-sponsored events to observe the following best practices to reduce the risk of germ transmission:
Regularly wash hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel.
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your inner elbow.
Maintain a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection.
To further reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation’s attendance policy recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times while attending an outdoor Foundation-sponsored event. All Great Strides walks are non-smoking events.