30,000 children and adults in the United States are suffering from an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system, according to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
CF is a defective gene and its protein product causes the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus. The life expectancy of someone with CF is 30 to 40-years-old.
Grae Chambers, 14, was diagnosed with CF as an infant. To treat her illness, she takes dozens of pills every day and has lung treatments three times a day.
Since her diagnoses, The Chambers Family have raised a million dollars for CF research. They said they are hopeful there will one day be a cure and are excited to be part of the process to find one.
To hear Chambers’ full story, click on the video.
“The Splash” is a fundraiser to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. It’s held this Saturday at Malone’s Banquets on Tates Creek Road in Lexington. Tickets are $100 each and the event is from 7-11 p.m.
For more information, visit kentucky.cff.org/thesplash or call 1-800-526-8126.