Leah is a vibrant, energenic, strong, fun-loving six-year old girl. What you may not know by looking at her is that everyday she is fighting to add more tomorrows.
Leah has cystic fibrosis, a genetic life-threatening disease that mostly affects her lungs and digestive system. Cystic fibrosis causes her body to have thick, sticky mucus in it, which allows infections to settle into her lungs, and will eventually lead to lung disease. This thick sticky mucus also blocks her pancreas from releasing enzymes needed to process foods she eats.
RIGHT NOW, THERE IS NO CURE FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS.
But there is hope for a better future. Much research and drug development is being done to increase the quality and length of life for someone with cystic fibrosis.
Our team, Leah’s Front Line, helps promote awareness about cystic fibrosis and raise money to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). Every year, Leah’s Front Line walks in the GREAT STRIDES walk to help fund vital CF research. This year, the Joliet GREAT STRIDES walk is on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Please consider supporting our efforts by giving a donation and/or joining our team as a walker.
Everyday, Leah endures a rigorous routine all for the purpose of adding more tomorrows to her life. Please join us in our fight to find a cure for Leah.