Amanda RIx via Crowdrise
January 09, 2013
It's that time of year again to raise money for Rixies Race against cystic fibrosis , everyone did such an amazing job last year supporting me I hope the same support will be given this year.
I'm a 27 year old cystic fibrosis fighter. I currently work part time at a Lutheran child development center and am a single mom to the most handsome 2 year old god created. I was diagnosed with CF at 18 months old with failure to gain weight. My struggle has not always been easy but it will always be worth it since I have been able to watch my son grown up. My race against CF is not just for me but for my friends I've grown close with fighting the same battle, the ones who are waiting for transplants and the children that are just getting diagnosed. Please remember every penny counts I know we just had big holidays and life is tight but help us fight our struggle so one day we can say " breathe easy" and not have it mean one of our fighters has passed away
All of my pictures are from the last year of hospitalizations and the strugles i have had to face. Its not always easy. Some of the pictures are just of dailey meds, A new port. My mini support staff (my son pretending to do some treatments with me) I also suffer from Distal Intestinal Obstructive Dissorder and one picture shows my stomach inflated from a blockage.We often cough up blood along with a thick sticky mucus and then of course we have my support systems and other CF friends which we have to wear masks around eachother.