Sunday, May 22, 2011

Great Strides

Great Strides this year was amazing!! The weather was perfect! There was a good turn out and they had great give aways. I had such a good time and had several friends come out to join and support me during the walk. I feel healthier this year than any other year that I have been to Great Strides so it felt great being able to support the development of drugs that are improving my life! I still don't know if I will ever see a cure in my lifetime, but I am 100% convinced that CFers lives will continue to get easier as new drugs seem to be be popping up all the time. In the coming up years there are the VX drugs that may be put on the market, but I am equally excited about inhaled Cipro and other meds that will be so beneficial. I know Cipro works for me and I would love to be able to take an inhaled version. I do not know what the outcome of the VX trials will be for Delta F508, but there is always hope that good things will come of the trials or they will at least help us develop other drugs. I have to say it took me 27 years to truly feel hopeful about the future of CF. I am usually a skeptic when it comes to new developments, but I feel that CFers will be given more and more options of care which will increase our likelihood of longer healthier lives.

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