Thursday, February 23, 2012

Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis

Great Strides

A cause very near and dear to me is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF).  Nine years ago, when I was pregnant with Spittlefish, we had no idea that LG and I were carriers of a gene that causes Cystic Fibrosis, an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of over 30,000 individuals in the United States.

People with CF can have a variety of symptoms, including:
  • very salty-tasting skin;
  • persistent coughing, at times with phlegm;
  • frequent lung infections;
  • wheezing or shortness of breath;
  • poor growth/weight gain in spite of a good appetite; and
  • frequent greasy, bulky stools or difficulty in bowel movements.

Me and Spittlefish at our first CF Walk when DS was just 11 months Old.

Please consider participating in a CFF Event in your area.

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