“What is Cystic Fibrosis?
Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and progressively limits the ability to breathe.
In people with CF, a defective gene causes a thick, buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. In the lungs, the mucus clogs the airways and traps bacteria leading to infections, extensive lung damage and eventually, respiratory failure. In the pancreas, the mucus prevents the release of digestive enzymes that allow the body to break down food and absorb vital nutrients.”
—Excerpt taken from www.cff.org. Click HERE to visit and learn more.
Kaitlyn’s cousin was diagnosed with this genetic disease at birth. Since then, raising awareness and money to find a cure has been something she has been passionate about. She created numerous products to help raise funds. They include: a full nail polish collection, paracord bracelets and key chains, a lip balm, a body butter scent, and eye shadows. Feel free to donate directly to her team for 2017’s walk HERE.