My Xtreme Hike Story
This fall, I am participating in the Xtreme Hike in Vail, Colorado to honor the memory of sister, Laura Truncali Corbett. Laura lost her battle with Cystic Fibrosis on February 17, 2019.
Although she tried to live her life as normally as possible, the disease was always looming over her. As Laura got older, the amount of time she spent taking care of her body increased exponentially. She would spend up to four hours a day taking medications, using nebulizers, and airway clearance machines just to breathe easier.
Despite the increasing effects of this disease, Laura spent the last several years as an ambassador for numerous CF fundraisers and continued to work tirelessly as a dedicated school counselor.
Laura was an amazing woman: an amazing sister, daughter, wife, dog-mom, and counselor. Her positive energy and dauntless determination to help others has set an example for all of us to live by.
Please help me honor the memory of my beloved sister by donating to my XTreme Hike fundraising campaign, so that someday we can change CF to stand for Cure Found.
About Cystic Fibrosis:
Cystic fibrosis is a rare, life-shortening, genetic disease found in about 30,000 people in the U.S., which causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time and live normal, healthy lives.
Sixty years ago, most children with cystic fibrosis did not live long enough to attend elementary school, but thanks to Foundation-based research and care, many people with CF are now living into their forties – achieving milestones once thought not possible, such as attending college, pursuing careers, and having a family of their own.
While there has been significant progress in treating this disease, there is still no cure and too many lives are cut far too short. By participating in this hike, I am hoping to raise money and awareness so that we can continue to fight this disease.