I'm gearing up for the Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Walk again. The walk will be held May 2 and we'll be walking around Lake Calhoun. It was mighty cold and windy last year but we raised a lot of money for CF so it was well worth it.
Huge breakthroughs are being made right now with CF research. Clinical trials are in the second phase for a drug that actually addresses the underlying genetic cause of CF-very exciting. Recently, the CFF helped to develop new specialized antibiotics, and they are also working on a new pancreatic enzyme therapy. Let's make sure that scientists can keep moving ahead with this research and make CF stand for Cure Found. Let's not let the recession affect the CFF, they rely on these walks to pay for the research.
As you remember, my niece Madeline was diagnosed with CF just a couple of days after she was born in 2008. She's doing great thanks to the specialized antibiotics for CF patients, her vest which she puts on twice a day for chest therapy, and the enzymes she takes before each meal. She's a cute and happy little girl!
To donate to Team Madeline please go to my Great Strides page:
Thank you for your donation!