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We don’t just want to treat Cystic Fibrosis, we want to end Cystic Fibrosis.
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that affects the lungs, pancreas, and other organs. Close to 40,000 people in the U.S. have cystic fibrosis, a rare genetic disease. The majority of people with CF are diagnosed by age 2 thanks to newborn screening tests. Yearly, around 1,000 new babies are diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis and their families begin the in-depth process of learning and navigating this fragile disease in a world where everything feels like a threat. The war that CF rages inside can be ruthless and a “minor cough” from one healthy person can hospitalize a CFer. These strong warriors need all your help until a cure is discovered.
Meet the Bells!
“Our sweet children, Eden and Otis, were both diagnosed with CF just after birth.
To say our lives were crushed and turned upside down is an understatement!
We learned quickly how intensive care can be for them each and everyday.
This disease takes zero breaks and neither can we! We are so grateful for where science has come over these decades.
We have so much to be hopeful for and every year that passes is another year closer to a cure!!!”, shared by mom, Cheryl.
“These strong warriors need all your help until a cure is discovered. That day is near and I, along with our family, are so grateful to all of you for learning about this rare disease, how to aid in their success and for helping us see the day come where CF Stands For Cure Found!”
Cheryl continued, “Children born today with cystic fibrosis have an incredible chance to live a long and healthy life due to donations from those like you. During the 1950’s, a child with CF rarely lived long enough to attend elementary school. Today the median age for survival is 50 years old and rising each year due to medical advancements. There is great hope and I know, as a mother of 2 CFers, that their futures are bright. We, as parents, know that none of this would be possible without the amazing support of our loving families, dear friends and from kind strangers across the globe. I owe each person who donates to this fight more that I could ever repay! Thank you for helping save the lives of thousands of cystic fibrosis warriors!!”
Gordon’s Window Decor is a proud sponsor of Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
This walk raises money to help find the cure for Cystic Fibrosis – a disease that impacts the most basic, yet critical function to sustaining life – the ability to breath! Those living with CF must maintain a rigorous, daily routine to keep their lungs and other vital organs healthy while they wait for a cure. Until then, fundraising also supports research for medications that improve symptoms of the disease, provides services for CF patients and families (including assistance with navigating complex insurance issues) and physical therapies.