Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited, chronic and progressive disease that affects the digestive and respiratory systems of children and young adults. There is currently no cure. Despite medical advances in the past two decades children with CF struggle greatly with the disease. CF treatment involves daily medication and therapies to clear mucous from the lungs, which have been described by patients and caregivers as a “full time job.” Oftentimes patients spend extended periods of time in the hospital fighting infection. Quality treatments make a difference to long term health of patients.
In the 50’s the disease was often fatal in childhood. Today patients are living into their 30’s, 40’s and beyond. There is hope for a cure. Your involvement, donations and fundraising will be used to fund theraputic equipment for kids whose insurance won’t cover it, much needed research and educational programs for families and children who live with CF.
We thank you for your generosity!