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Gateway Fall Xtreme Hike

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Raised: $4,220.00

Goal: $2,500.00

My Xtreme Hike Story

  • The "Kulp-tefeld" kiddos

Here we go again!

Another year, another request.  However, this year I will begin with some really super news!!!  YOUR DONATIONS ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!  Madison is doing absolutely terrific, and that is a result of your previous donations!  WooHoo!  

Last spring, Madison was able to start a new medicine for her CF, and it has CHANGED HER LIFE. Literally. Tricafta is the new med, and the drug development and research was funded by the CF Foundation. Your donations matter. Your donations are funding her HEALTH! Never have I seen such a direct correlation to donations and results!  THANK YOU!

Okay, the health updates :)

Madison is fantastic. Her body is acting like it doesn't have CF. No more vest treatments. No more cough. Easy breathing. AMAZING. She is an awesome kid, and she is living her best life. Swimming, friends, making college plans. So awesome. She still has to take a lot of meds to continue to "trick" her body into thinking there isn't CF, but she is so great!

Thankfully, Logan started the new med, Tricafta a few weeks ago! His body needs more time to heal, but after a few weeks, improvements are already visible!  He continues with the vest treatments and takes all the meds, but hopefully with a little more time, he can lose the cough and belly issues, and start feeling "normal."  Logan keeps super busy with all the sports (basketball, baseball, volleyball, swim) and has a heart of gold!

These Luechtefeld kiddos are really fantastic. I'm so grateful for your help over the past several years, supporting my XTREME Hike and the CF Foundation. You all have made my heart happy with your past donations and support, and it is with a very humble and grateful heart that I ask for your continued support.

In September, my team and I will again hike the 30.1 miles in one day for Madison, Logan, and all those affected by CF. Please consider donating to my $2,500 goal, but even more importantly, please pray for our team and for the Luechtefeld family as they continue to BEAT CF.  

So much love and so many hugs to you, friends and family.


Let's help Madison and Logan!

Xtreme Hike is a powerful and unique event that empowers participants to take the search for the cure to new heights. Cystic fibrosis is a rare, genetic, life-shortening disease that affects every organ in the body and makes breathing difficult. Some people with the disease say it’s like breathing through a narrow straw. In people with CF, a defective gene causes a thick buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. In the lungs, the mucus clogs the airways and traps bacteria, leading to life-threatening lung infections. Sixty years ago, most children did not live long enough to attend elementary school, but thanks to Foundation-based research and care, the median survival age of people with CF is now about 40. 

Those living with this disease are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers, all struggling every day just to breathe and live a normal, healthy life. I climb for them and hope you will support me in my efforts. 

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 the CF Foundation’s Xtreme Hike, I am stepping up and helping add tomorrows to the lives of people living with cystic fibrosis. Will you join me? Support me by making a donation to my Xtreme Hike fundraising campaign today!

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Help me reach my fundraising goal by donating to my Xtreme Hike fundraising campaign. Your gift will help add tomorrows to the lives of people with CF.


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