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We Fight for Katelin, We Strive for a Cure!

Jake Patterson

Jake Patterson

I will soon be honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at a special event in Indianapolis recognizing outstanding young professionals in my community. In accepting this merit, I have committed to raise money to help the Foundation realize its mission of controlling and curing cystic fibrosis (CF).

The reason I am trying to raise $10,000 dollars for the CF Foundation is because my sister has been living with this disease for over 25 years. This disease is uncommon, but the ones that are affected by it struggle each day to do just the simplest things. I’ve been fighting for my sister and advocating for cystic fibrosis awareness ever since I could ride a bike, walk, or better yet, roller blade a 5k. A new light has come into our lives with the grace of Mabel, my niece that has sparked something in me that I never expected. My sister has an 18-month-old baby girl and she has re-ignited that passion for finding a cure. It is extremely difficult for women with CF to have children, yet when Katelin was pregnant with Mabel we knew absolutely that a new bright being would enter our lives. Not only is Katelin still healthy after the pregnancy, but Mabel is healthy and full of life too. Her little self has created new life for us and is imbuing our lives with creativity and passion-driven work - it’s contagious!

Any donation added to our goal will help tremendously! Making a donation via our page is easy and secure. Just click the “Donate” button on this page to make a donation that will be credited to our fundraising efforts. We can’t do this alone, and your help is greatly appreciated!

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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$3,060
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1. LMLynn McDonald
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2. NNora Springsteen Solitano
Hi Jake. I'm friends with your Mom. I only met Kaetlin and Mabel once so far. Let's cure that C.F. bastard.
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3. PBP Warren & Pam Bevers
We love you guys.
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