Team Austin Makes Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis

Austin JAustin J has a genetic condition called cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis, or CF for short, is chronic illness which produces a thick, sticky, mucus in his respiratory system, digestive system, and reproductive system. CF affects about 30,000 children and adults in the U.S.

Austin J does breathing treatments with chest percussions at least twice a day, he takes special vitamins and an antacid, and nearly twenty pancreatic enzymes to aid in the digestion of his meals, he does a couple of nasal sprays a day, and he needs to be very careful not to catch colds because they can lead to lung infections.

Austin J is an energetic, very loving, happy two year old. He enjoys playing outside, going for walks, having fun at tumbling, and he loves being with his family and friends!! Austin J loves to look at books, listen to music,   watch Sid the Science Kid, and cheer on the Milwaukee Brewers!! Although Austin's day requires a   strict  routine of treatments and medicines he remains a very happy silly little boy. He continues to smile and laugh and make those around him do the same. Austin J does what he needs to do and he always does it  with a smile he truly is an inspiration.Support Team Austin and Great Strides

Austin J was Tricom’s children’s champion this past year for Al’s Run & Walk for  Children’s  Hospital. This year, Sara from our Cash Management Department is joining Team Austin for Great Strides. Great Strides is  the nation’s largest Cystic Fibrosis fundraising event. Every year, 125,000 people participate in  hundreds of walks across the country to help raise money for research in finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.  Last year, Team Austin had the biggest team and most donations for the Milwaukee walk. His family has really done amazing things for Great Strides. Please think about joining Team Austin or making a donation on Sara’s page or on the Great Strides website.  The walk is Sunday, May 18th 2014. 



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