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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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, indoor events sponsored by the CF Foundation are strictly prohibited at this time. Scheduled outdoor events must adhere to strict requirements to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection. Events may be subject to change at any time based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON ATTENDANCE AT OUTDOOR FOUNDATION EVENTS:
To minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection, attendees at CF Foundation events must adhere to the following requirements:
Practice physical distancing and maintain at least a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times
Face masks strongly encouraged and expected to be worn in accordance with local guidelines. (Note, children under two years of age should not wear masks due to safety concerns and therefore should not attend CF Foundation events where there is risk of interacting with someone outside of their household.)
Follow basic infection, prevention and control practices by regularly washing hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow.
Persons with CF should consult their physician before participation in any in-person event as they may be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. People with CF should maintain a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times.
FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS:
For the health and wellbeing of the CF community, those eligible to be vaccinated are required to be fully vaccinated to join us in-person for the event. If you are not fully vaccinated, we invite you to participate virtually if that option exists.
We do not plan to ask for you to provide proof of vaccination. We are, however, counting on the fact that you appreciate the potential consequences of exposing members of the CF community to COVID and will abide by this requirement.
We cannot guarantee that all people in attendance at the event, including participants, sponsors, volunteers, and vendors, have been fully vaccinated.