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My Xtreme Hike Story

  • Hiking McAfees Knob

Xtreme Hike is a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  It involves five training hikes of increasing length and elevation, culminating in a 26.2+ mile hike in early October.   I am excited to participate in this four month long event because it's high time we found a cure for Cystic fibrosis and that can only be accomplished by raising funds for research.  Although the median life expectancy has improved, there are still plenty of teens and young adults in their early twenties whose lives have been destroyed by this disease.  Xtreme Hike will be a personal challenge for me because very few (if any) people with CF and a double lung retransplant, have participated.

Please consider donating to such a wonderful and worthy cause!

 

Sara

 

Update:  This is going to be a particularly challenging endeavor.  Two months ago, I felt prepared to take on the Xtreme Hike with absolute confidence.  But last month I re-injured my left hamstrong and less than three weeks ago, I fell while hiking in Yellwostone and broke my coccyx.  To add to that joy, I've been experiencing intermittent fevers and vomiting, lost 16 pounds since mid-May, and was finally diagnosed with acute rejection last week.  Over the past ten days, I've lost 15% of my lung function.  It's been a rough time.  It's going to take everything I have, and then some, just to finish.

 

 

 

 

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