I will soon be honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at a special event recognizing outstanding young professionals in my community. In accepting this distinction, I have committed to raise money to help the Foundation realize its mission of controlling and curing cystic fibrosis (CF).
My journey with CF advocacy began in 1st grade with my first CFF Great Strides event. Since then, I have gone on to volunteer with CFF in both Maryland + Ohio, led a CF awareness organization called Breathe Hope at the Ohio State University, and conducted award-winning research in a cystic fibrosis lab at Nationwide Children's Hospital. I have additionally helped spread CF awareness through hosting educational lectures to multiple student organizations throughout my college career at OSU. My passion for cystic fibrosis awareness and working towards a cure is a huge part of why I want to pursue a career in medicine, as I am about to embark upon my second year of medical school at OSU's College of Medicine.
I am so grateful to receive the Columbus' Finest honor for my commitment to cystic fibrosis research and awareness. I hope to continue my work for CF until every CF patient has access to a Cure. Please help me meet my fundraising goal by making a secure donation - you can do so by clicking the "Donate" button on my page. Your generous gift will be used efficiently and effectively to help support vital CF research, medical and education programs.
Want to know more about CF? Cystic fibrosis is a devastating genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. More than ten million Americans are symptomless carriers of the defective CF gene. Advances continue to be made in finding a cure, but your help is needed now -- more than ever -- to help keep up the momentum of this life-saving research. 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 about 40. This is remarkable progress, but not good enough. We continue to lose precious lives to CF every day. To learn more about CF and the CF Foundation, visit 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!