Over the past 4 years, I have had the honor of being a part of the DC Metro's Finest campaign, first as an honoree, and then as a committee member. This year, I am proud to serve as one of the campaign's co-chairs.
I first got involved with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation through my good friend, Laney Siems who was diagnosed with CF at just 5 months old. On the surface, Laney has led a fairly "normal" life style. She is beautiful, hard working, enthusiastic, and completely hilarious! Never in a million years would anyone guess that every day, she is doing hours of treatments, taking dozens of pills, and as many CF patients experience, treating diabetes. In order to create more awareness for cystic fibrosis Laney courageously started an Instagram account (@lifeaslanes), where she is educating others on what it’s like living with CF.
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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!