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2023 Massachusetts Xtreme Hike

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Raised: $2,570.00

Goal: $2,500.00

My Xtreme Hike Story

For those of you don't know, Carolyn is one of my nearest and dearest friends from childhood. We met in line for kindergarten and bonded over how big our bows were, and every day since, no matter what the distance or situation, she's set the bar of what it means to be an unbelievable friend. So it is no surprise that the role of motherhood has come so naturally to her. Together with her husband Arvind they support and champion their beautiful family with strength and grace. 

In early 2016 Carolyn and Arvind's son, Kiran was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that affects the lungs, pancreas, and other organs. It affects approximately 40,000 Americans and just 100,000 people worldwide. Kiran is currently in 2nd grade and has remained in good health with the help of drug developments in recent years. Carolyn writes, "Kiran is strong-willed, precocious and compassionate and we know that his future is bright due to the work of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation." 

This June, I'm hiking 25+ miles for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with Team Kiran at the Xtreme Hike in MA to support Kiran, his family, and all the people affected by CF. While there has been major progress in treating the disease, there is still no cure. With your help and support, we can make a difference in the lives of so many. 

A donation of any amount is truly meaningful to the mission and so appreciated. 


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