My son Allan was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis a week after he was born. He is now 8 months old and, for now, he is healthy. He requires daily chest therapy and medication to keep him that way, as well as monthly Clinic visits.
One of his favorite things, even though he is just a baby, is cars.
We are hosting a car show and vendor event to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. All proceeds will be donated to help with medical, legal, and other life saving needs for patients and families of those affected by this disease.
Why should you sponsor?
Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time.
People with CF can have a variety of symptoms, including:
Very salty-tasting skin
Persistent coughing, at times with phlegm
Frequent lung infections including pneumonia or bronchitis
Wheezing or shortness of breath
Poor growth or weight gain in spite of a good appetite
Frequent greasy, bulky stools or difficulty with bowel movements
Cystic fibrosis is a complex disease and the types and severity of symptoms can differ widely from person to person. Many different factors, such as age of diagnosis, can affect an individual's health and the course of the diseaseThe CF Foundation supports research to discover and develop new CF treatments and maintains a pipeline of potential therapies that target the disease from every angle.
The Foundation is focused on developing lifesaving new therapies for larger numbers of people with CF -- including those with rare and nonsense mutations -- and pursuing daring, new opportunities to one day develop a lifelong cure.
I am a wife and mom. When my son was diagnosed with CF, I know I needed to do something to not only help others, but spread awareness.
When you first learn about CF, especially has a parent, its devastating, but eventually you get to a point where you realize it doesnt have to be.
This event will be my first, but I am eager and excited. Im hoping its not my last event!