When I was 4 years old I was diagnosed with the genetic lung disease, Cystic Fibrosis, and I was told that I wouldn't live past the age of 8. When I was 18 years old I was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma, a form of cancer, and went through four months of chemotherapy and one month of radiation. I am now 31 years old (the life expectancy of someone with CF is late 30's), married and I have a son, Leo, who is 3! I RUN TO STAY ALIVE!
This will be my 7th year participating in the Lost Lake Run and each year I have had an incredible team of people who have fun, work hard and hike mountains to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. The support from my husband, family and team really make this experience very unique and special. Every dollar brings us closer to a cure for CF and I am forever grateful to all who make fight along with me in pursuit for a cure.
Your donations help fund research for medications that lengthen and help stall the progressive nature of the disease. Hopefully, in my lifetime there will even be a cure! At the end of the day I have dreams and aspirations to watch my son grow up, grow old with my husband and meet my future grandchildren. There are no excuses in my world and I will not give up until a cure is found.
You can follow my story on my blog: http://sabrinawalkerfightscysticfibrosis.blogspot.com
If you have time take a moment to watch a video about how family and running has impacted my life: