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I am being honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as the 2024 Connecticut's Finest CF Star.  I hope friends and family will join me on Thursday, September 19, 2024 at Anthony's Ocean View in New Haven, Connecticut.  If you can't join us I hope you'll consider donating to the Foundation and be a part of finding a cure.

I was born in 1973 and diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) as an infant.  Throughout my journey living with CF I have been fortunate to receive the very best care from my doctors, nurses, and other specialists primarily in New York and Connecticut.  The lives of CF patients like myself have been improved and extended thanks in part to work and fundraising efforts of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF).  Advancements in CF care and therapies have allowed me to enjoy a full life pursuing my dreams of working in sports at ESPN and traveling.  I also know I wouldn't be where I am today without the endless support of my parents and my wife.  I am honored to receive this recognition and grateful for the work of the Foundation.

Nearly 40,000 people in the United States have cystic fibrosis: a progressive, genetic disease that affects the lungs, pancreas, and other organs. Sixty years ago, children with CF usually did not live long enough to attend elementary school. Today, because of Foundation-supported research and care, the median survival age of people with CF is over 50. Working alongside the CF community, the CF Foundation has fostered the development of more than a dozen CF treatments and helped add decades of life for people with CF. Yet, many people with CF do not benefit from existing therapies. Our vision is a cure for every person with cystic fibrosis – a life free from the burden of this disease – and we will not leave anyone behind.

To learn more about CF and the CF Foundation, visit www.cff.org. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those with cystic fibrosis. Thank you for supporting the mission of the CF Foundation!

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