Imagine Life with Cystic Fibrosis

Imagine your life without oxygen.  It’s hard to believe that anyone could endure the experiences that I am about to describe, but try to imagine them.

Imagine having to fight for everything in your life, including the very air that you breathe.

Imagine being tethered to an oxygen tube 24/7. Having to carry a portable oxygen device everywhere because of your struggle.

Imagine struggling to get out of bed late in the morning or even noon, more exhausted than when you crawled into bed at 8:00 p.m. the night before, because your breathing function is so diminished that your body starves of oxygen while you sleep.

Imagine your breathing being so weak and belabored that you do not have the air movement to speak in complete sentences.

Imagine your lungs losing elasticity, making it difficult to breathe, even tethered to an oxygen tube pushing oxygen into your lungs.

Imagine your lungs filling up with sticky mucous, making it nearly impossible to breathe, even at rest.

Imagine being so weak from oxygen deficiency that you cannot even exhale with enough force to clear your lungs of congestion.

Imagine being in a brain fog from a chronic condition that starves your body of oxygen and causes you to become asphyxiated by carbon dioxide poisoning, due to your inability to push the carbon dioxide out of your lungs.

Imagine the stress and fear that overwhelms your spouse and family who are literally watching you die and wondering if every time they leave the house will result in returning home to a dead body.

Imagine trying to rest, but every time your body subsides into sleep, your breathing function slows down, depriving your body of oxygen, and then you abruptly wake up—gasping for air.

Then, finally Imagine the last time that you abruptly awoke to gasp for air and you couldn’t even gasp.  Your lungs completely ceased to work.  THEY JUST STOPPED!!!!!!

For those living with the deadly disease, Cystic Fibrosis, this is not imaginary.  It is all too real. Too many CF warriors have lost their lives this way. Their loved ones sit by with that helpless feeling because they can do nothing to stop this deadly disease.

But Imagine BEING ABLE TO HELP! Imagine that there is a treatment that not only can slow down the progressive nature of CF, but begin the process of reversing the damage caused by CF.

Today, we don’t have to Imagine this treatment any more.  It’s a reality through adult stem cell treatments. But the treatments are not approved in the U.S. yet, so insurance does not cover the costs. Money is the only thing standing in the way of CF patients receiving these life saving treatments.

Now Imagine that YOU are Part of the Solution

The solution begins with the power of ONEOne Person giving One Dollar, then telling Ten of their Friends to do the same, and tell Ten More Friends to do the same.  Your One Dollar can be multiplied One Hundred or even a Thousand Fold by Telling Others.  Posting on Facebook is OK, but sending a message to your friends is much more effective to ensure that everyone sees it.  Be sure to include the link: www.Give1Tell10.org

We call it the Give $1 and Tell 10 Campaign to stop CF and save lives.

Please join us and be part of the solution.  Right now, Angelo DiStefano needs to get two treatments about three to four months apart, and we know three other CF warriors who need the treatments.  Money is the only barrier.  Our goal for now is to raise $100,000 in the next 3 months. Will you help break the barrier?

If You Can Imagine Life with Cystic Fibrosis, Give a Dollar and Tell Ten, 

So CF Warriors can Imagine Life without Cystic Fibrosis   www.Give1Tell10.org

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