When Madelynn was a week old, her parents received a phone call no new parent wants to get — her newborn screen came up showing she could possibly have Cystic Fibrosis. After a flurry of doctor visits and testings, it was confirmed that she indeed has CF.
People with CF have more mucus buildup which harbors bacteria in their lungs, causing infections and difficulty breathing. Cf also affects the pancreas, which hinders nutrient absorption and affects the gastrointestinal tract. The median life span is up to 40 years old but with research and development we are hoping to have the number increased and for CF to stand for Cure Found!
Her parents spend hours each day, administering medicines and treatments to ensure Madelynn's health continues to stay well.
There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe. We walk for them and hope you will support us in our efforts.
Real progress has been made in the search for a cure, but the lives of people with CF are still cut far too short. There still is no cure for this devastating disease. By walking today, we are helping add tomorrows to the lives of people living with cystic fibrosis. Will you join us? Support us by making a donation to our Great Strides fundraising campaign today!
Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
Please support us!
Help us reach our fundraising goal by donating to our Great Strides fundraising campaign. Your gift will help add tomorrows to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis by supporting life-saving research and medical progress. Your gift is 100-percent tax deductible.