My Xtreme Hike Story
Cystic fibrosis is a rare disease caused by a genetic mutation. It prevents people from breathing and digesting food normally and frequently leads to life threatening lung infections. It used to be fatal in childhood for nearly everyone who had it, but early detection and effective therapies have made big improvements in lifespan and quality of life.
We lost my older brother Matt and my youngest sister Sarah to CF, so you understand why I want to see it cured. The CF Foundation has done amazing work, funding research and gaining FDA approval for new treatments that address our particular DNA mutation, and adding several more to the clinical trial pipeline. They have also been there to support my family in other practical ways over the years.
Please donate what you can and help me reach my goal of raising $2,500 for this important cause before we head to the trail on October 2nd.