Virginia Xtreme Hike
My Xtreme Hike Story
Welcome to all my friends and family, and thanks for checking out my page.
Training hard once again for Xtreme Hike 2023; this will be my ninth year. A lot has happened over the past year, but those of you who know me well, understand that this is my thing and always will be. I can't stop now just because of a couple of little hurdles. We lost our Roxie last Spring and just adopted a sweet, but wild mixed breed named Tiller. He's only 1 year old, but hoping he can start getting on the trails with me this summer. I know it's getting harder to keep supporting me, I really do. But...
Imagine trying to breathe with lungs full of sticky infected mucus. Not a pretty thought, but it's a reality for so many and I want you to know that we're still not giving up until we've reached our goal, and that's when CF stands for Cure Found.
Continuing progress has been made again recently in the search for a cure; hopes for the latest gene modifier, Trikafta, to become available for kids as young as 2 years old. It has been a life changer for so many, but we're not done yet. This research is where your money goes when you donate. and the CF Foundation is making fantastic progress in helping all of our patients. This is such an exciting time to be involved in the fight for a cure.
I work in the Cystic Fibrosis Center here in Charlottesville Virginia as a Respiratory Therapist and I've been working with these patients, at the UVA CF Center the past 17 years. My life has been enriched by so many, kids and adults with CF, who have let me into their personal lives. This is my way of giving back, and that's why I can't give up this fight, and why I'm participating in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Xtreme Hike to help raise funds and awareness for cystic fibrosis.
Will you join me in helping to add tomorrows for people with CF?
Please support me and let's make CF take a hike!