This year for my birthday I am asking all friends & family to Donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). There are about 1,000 new cases of Cystic Fibrosis diagnosed each year. The predicted median age of survival for a person with CF is in the late 30s. Since 1955, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has been the driving force behind the pursuit of a cure. Thanks to the dedication and financial backing of our supporters — patients, families and friends, clinicians, researchers, volunteers, individual donors, corporations and staff, we are making a difference.
What theses statistics don't tell you is that their are numerous lives lost each year to this debilitating disease; that it takes every ounce of energy, for those suffering from it, to even take a breath; (something we all take for granted) that watching a loved one in end stages CF is the hardest thing I have ever done & I pray that we continue to make progress on the homefront but to do so it takes people like you donating to the cause. To date your donations have helped the CF Foundation discover new drugs & therapies which hold the promise of a life never before experieneced by a CF'er. One where breathing comes naturally, as it should be.
Any $ amount will Help! $5, $10, $25
Any & All Donations are Welcome & Appreciated!