Tuesday, October 09, 2007

A Walk To Remember


The next time you feel the need to take the elevator from the first floor to the second at the shopping mall, stop and think about a friend of mine. This video linked below may not seem like anything spectacular to you, but for those of us with cystic fibrosis, we know that gasping breath all too well. The video isn't even 2.5 minutes long, but in that amount of time, my friend's oxygen saturation (the amount of oxygen his blood is receiving as it's exchanged in the respiratory system) goes from a safe 93% to a mere 88%. That change would have signaled the need for supplemental oxygen, if it weren't for the fact that he was already on oxygen. His only chance for survival is a lung transplant.

http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1156018566/bctid1184531408

To help support much needed research for cystic fibrosis and fund the necessary studies to develop a cure for CF, please click on my link below. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a non-profit entity, and your gifts are tax-deductible. 90% of every dollar goes directly to research. Please give as generously as you are able, and give those of us with CF a chance to experience many more tomorrows.

http://www.cff.org/Great_Strides/dsp_DonationPage.cfm?walkid=4863&idUser=155492

Comments:
Good to see you here again. I've been keeping up with your comments over at cysticfibrosis.com. You are such a great help to all who have questions or need encouragement.

Ella has a week to go on her first round of Tobi. She went yeterday for a throat culture to see the progress of the PA.

I'm here with her for the month of October.
 
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