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Sarah Coburn

Sarah Coburn

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 dear friend and cousin Stacy lives with Cystic Fibrosis every day. She has to take over 40 pills a day and spends 3 hours taking breathing treatments. When Stacy was born, her parents were told that she would not live past the life expectancy of 18 years old. Thanks to the generous donations and support of people like you, medical research has advanced the life expectancy of Stacy and others living with this disease to a median age of 40 years old. The urgency is there to continue this fight and find a cure!

A few years ago Stacy was asked to give a TEDX talk about "Breaking Boundaries", where she speaks about her life with Cystic Fibrosis. As you know, I am a career counselor and professor. I show Stacy's talk to my students the first week of each semester. Just by learning about Stacy's story, my students are inspired by her. She has even wrote personal notes to my students who were deeply impacted by her story. Along with her inspiration in the CF community, Stacy has positively impacted our family. She is a wonderful wife to my cousin Danny, and a fun and loving aunt to my son Max. We all love her so much and will continue to raise awareness to help find a cure!

Please help me meet my fundraising goal by making a donation. Your generous gift will be used efficiently and effectively to help support vital CF research, medical and education programs. Making a donation is easy and secure! Just click the Donate button on this page to make a donation that will be credited to my fundraising efforts. Any amount you can donate will be greatly appreciated!


Thank you!
Sarah


Learn more about Cystic Fibrosis:

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!

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$1,125
raised of $3,500 goal
 

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1. JPJesse Pedersen
Thank you, Sarah! You're the best :)
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2. SStacked Restaurants
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3. CRCassandra Rodriguez
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4. ?Anonymous
So very proud of you Sarah - raising awareness for this devastating disease, fundraising for a cure and recognition as an outstanding young professional in your field! Love to you, my friend <3
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5. DKDon And Donna Kihara
We love you Stacy! Strong, Sweet, beautiful girl!
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6. DCDaniel Carmona