I have been a supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation since 1990. In 2004, CF touched my life directly when my nephew, Tate (below, 2016) was unexpectedly diagnosed at birth.
For the past 13 years, I have watched my sister’s family struggle with the physical, emotional and financial challenges of CF.
In response, I donate my time and a percentage of each commission and product to help find a cure for CF, a genetic disease that leads to fatal lung infections and digestive issues.
Tate is doing well despite some health challenges, thinks he is the smartest 7th grader ever, loves all sports and of course, plans to attend The Ohio State University just like his favorite Aunt.
**Tate was recently approved for a clinical trial for ORKAMBI, an FDA approved medicine for people ages 12 an older with two copies of the F508del mutation. This drug treats the underlying cause of CF rather than symptoms and is a game-changer for my nephew’s life!