Christopher was born January 24th, 2012 and is a true blessing to our family. We learned of Christopher's diagnosis during pregnancy and quickly gathered as much information as possible to learn how to raise a child with CF. There are definitely days that are harder than others, but thru it all Christopher has become a fighter. We will never give up hope that CF will one day stand for Cure Found!
Daily, Christopher takes many different medications to stay as healthy as possible. He has to take digestive enzymes prior to eating so his body can absorb the vital nutrients he needs from the foods he eats. He does his vest treatments twice a day for 20 minutes when he is healthy and if he is sick, that can be increased to 3-4 times daily. This is EVERYDAY, CF never allows him to take a day off. There are times he has to do inhaled antibiotic treatments after his vest when fighting an infection. And there will be times he will have to stay in the hospital 1-2 weeks for IV antibiotic treatments. Even after doing all of this, Christopher still remains an energetic, happy, loving 2 year old that will do anything to make you laugh and smile with him.
Because of the support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation receives, there have been tremendous medical advancements over the years. There is no cure for this disease...yet. With continued support, it really is not a matter of IF a cure will be found, it is a matter of WHEN a cure will be found. Please join us in Christopher's Fight, he will try to I am certain, but he can't do it without our help and YOURS!
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The Foundation is closely following the evolving coronavirus outbreak. We will continue to monitor coronavirus guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and assess whether we need to change any scheduled events.
To reduce the risk of getting and spreading germs at CF Foundation-sponsored events, we ask that everyone follow basic best practices by regularly cleaning your hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow, and maintaining a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection. Medical evidence shows that germs may spread among people with CF through direct and indirect contact, as well as through droplets that travel short distances when a person coughs or sneezes. These germs can lead to worsening symptoms and speed decline in lung function.
To further help reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation's attendance policy recommends inviting only one person with CF to attend the indoor portion of a Foundation-sponsored event at a specific time. For the outdoor portion, the Foundation recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times.