For those of you who don't know, I live with this disease called Cystic Fibrosis. It causes my body to create thick sticky mucus that accumulates in my lungs, allows bacteria to grow, and causes repeated infections. It means I take a lot of medicine and do multiple breathing treatments each day in an effort to make my body function properly and keep my lungs clear . Every day consists of over an hour of breathing treatments, airway clearance, and antibiotics to keep me as healthy as possible. Even with 100% compliance to my treatments, I still get sick frequently which requires more treatments, antibiotics, and sometimes a hospital stay.
Most days, CF is just one of those things that I manage to coexist with, but other days it just takes over. For example, this past month has been one of those frustrating times that CF basically took over my life. I ended up with the flu and then proceeded to do 2 weeks of IV antibiotics to recover from the damage it did to my lungs. It's frustrating not having control over your health in the moments you really wish you could, but that's the reality for basically everyone with CF.
In the last few years, there have been substantial advances in CF research that allow me and many others to enjoy our lives more fully than ever before. There is a new genetic modifier being tested that promises an increase of up to 10% in lung function. This is absolutely life-changing! Join me on the road to a cure. With your help, I can reach my goal of $10,000 to fund more research and save the lives of those currently living with Cystic Fibrosis. Praise God that the research only keeps improving. One day CF will surely stand for cure found.
Thanks in advance for your help in fighting CF and improving the lives of those of us who fight it every day. Your money, prayers, and encouragement really do have a lasting benefit.
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Help me reach my fundraising goal by donating to my Great Strides fundraising campaign. Your gift will help add tomorrows to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis by supporting groundbreaking research and medical progress. Your gift is 100-percent tax deductible.
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