Western Carolinas - Charlotte Spring Xtreme Hike
My Xtreme Hike Story
"My wife Sarah graduated from college in the summer after COVID started. One year later, standing up at the altar, I watched her walk down the aisle with her father. I knew then I had found my purpose. Another year later, we were purchasing our first house together.
These all sound like normal life events but when Sarah was first born her doctors gave her little hope she'd make it to see any of these. Sarah has Cystic Fibrosis, a rare genetic disease that affects the lungs and gradually the whole body, making it harder & harder to breathe. Through support, awareness, and perseverance the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Xtreme Hike have helped make it possible for Sarah and those with CF to fight back through life changing drugs like Trikafta. In the last few years alone, since starting this drug, she's been able to reduce doctor visits, cut out most pills, and even reduce daily treatments. But this drug is not a cure, and it doesn't work for all those with Cystic Fibrosis. So, we continue to hike, we continue to support the search for a cure, and we continue to climb that mountain, because the peak is right around the corner."
There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, and friends who struggle every day just to breathe. I hike for them and I hike for Sarah. Will you join me and support my fundraising goal?
Real progress has been made for those who have CF, but there is still no cure for this devastating disease and many lives are cut far too short. We've come so far, but there's still so much work to do.
Please support me!
We are at a pivotal moment in the history of cystic fibrosis and your support matters. With your help, we can invest our resources in research today, while raising funds for tomorrow, to ensure we have what it takes to reach the finish line. Together, we can make CF stand for Cure Found. Please help me reach my fundraising goal by donating to my Xtreme Hike fundraising campaign today!