Quesada Family / Team Running with Danny
The Quesada Family now has a National Team in memory of Danny Quesada and his fearless fight with CF. Friends and family, not only locally, but in different areas of the country, can join us by creating a team and being part of Team Running with Danny.
Danny Quesada was born with Cystic Fibrosis (cf) on November 4, 2000. Cystic fibrosis (cf) is a genetic disease affecting the lungs and digestive system. The disease causes abnormally thick mucus, which results in frequent life-threatening respiratory infections and continued hospitalizations. The disease attacks the lungs scarring them with each infection, and the scarring is permanent. There is no reversal of the effects. There is no cure and life expectancy is in the mid to late 30’s.
Danny was diagnosed at 13 months old and immediately our family began to work with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to raise funds and awareness towards a cure. In the third grade, Danny began to run cross country with his school, in April of 2011, during the Miami Lakes Great Strides walk to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Danny wanted to run the course. We asked the participants, “Who wants to run with Danny?”. On that day, Running with Danny ( www.runningwithdanny.org ) was born. We have used this platform to raise awareness and funds for medical research to find a cure for this disease. We have a strong presence on social media and have held several 5K events. Visit our website to learn more about Danny.
As Danny’s disease progressed, the need for a double lung transplant became evident. In March of 2019, Danny was listed for the transplant, while on the list, waiting for lungs, he developed pneumonia and was admitted into the hospital in late August. Danny passed away on September 25th 2019 from the complications of the pneumonia and cf.
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Join us in keeping Danny's memory and legacy alive!! We will continue this fight until a cure is found for this disease.
The Quesada Family
Mike, Mari, Joanna, Michael and Danny