As the grandmother of a soon to be 3 year old with Cystic Fibrosis, I realize my family is still very new to this disease. Here are a few things I'm thankful for: All of the CF families that came before us. The families that struggled to understand CF, worked tirelessly to raise awareness and money for research and still never got their "cure". To all the adults with CF who are SUCH an inspiration of strength, and determination. Who are living beautiful, productive and happy lives. To the amazing group of leaders, researchers, doctors and drug companies that are truly on the cusp of this miracle called a "cure". While none of us would ever hope to have Cystic Fibrosis be part of our family....we are living in very exciting times and will celebrate together when that day comes...when CF finally stands for CURE FOUND!
Karen Blackburn, Oklahoma City, OK
Grandmother to Emery