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Help me help Declan!

Rachel Efros

Rachel Efros

My local CF (cystic fibrosis) Foundation chapter wants to host a party on September 10 to honor me and other outstanding individuals in my community. Part of accepting this honor I have committed to raise money to help the Foundation in its mission to not only control CF but ultimately cure it.

My son, Declan, was diagnosed with CF when he was only a few weeks old. CF is a devastating genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. We feel blessed to live in a time when their are so many therapies and drugs that help us slow the disease's destructive progress. But we still need your help and we need it now! Sixty years ago children usually didn't live long enough to attend elementary school. Children born the same year as Declan are now expected to live into their 40’s. That is amazing progress....but it is not good enough. My dream is that we wont need to worry about whether or not he will need to have a lung transplant or live on oxygen in the future. I hope that one day we wont need to rely on enzymes for Declan to be able to digest and absorb his food. Soon we won’t need to do breathing treatments and strap him into a chest vest because one day we will have a cure. We will reach that one day through generous people like you.

Help me save Declan and others like him. Help me help other moms to not lose anymore of their children to this lurking monster of a disease. I have been impressed with how effectively the CF Foundation uses its donations and how much we benefit from past donations. The majority of our therapies and drugs come from research funded by the Foundation.

Making a donation should be pretty easy. Just click the Donate button on this page. You can also purchase tickets to the party here. Anything, done through this page will be credited to my fundraising efforts. You can even ask me how you can sponsor the big event in September. Anything you can do to help meet my goal is greatly appreciated.

To learn more about CF and the CF Foundation, visit cff.org. I know that with each donation we get closer to a cure. Thank you for helping me with my mission to save my son.

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$475
raised of $2,000 goal
 

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1. KBKim Becker
Love and prayers to Declan and the Efros family
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2. JCJoan Coon
God Bless 💗
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3. SWSonya Watson
Hi Ryan, Rachel, Declan, and you look so great in that photo. It's good to hear all the great strides being made in CF research and treatment. Keep up the good work! Best, Sonya
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5. LMLauren Martin
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6. Rachel Efros