This is 40! You guys WE did it!!!
Cheers to 40 years!!
I celebrated my 40th birthday over a month ago and I think I’ll just keep celebrating all year long!! 40!! I can’t stop saying it!! I know that the odds haven't necessarily been in my favor and getting here hasn't been easy, but it has definitely been SO worth it!! I just keep saying it over and over again. I am 40!!! It’s hard to believe!! I know what a privilege it is... I’m beyond grateful!
More than half the CF population is over 18 now which is so incredible. However, the reality is only 15% of the CF population is over the age of 40. This statistic hits a lil to close to home, it’s very sobering to me, and frankly it scares the crap out of me... 15% is NOT ok. A cure is so close, but we just aren't there yet! That is why raising awareness is so important to me. We can’t keep losing people to this disease.
I am truly grateful for every single breath I breathe. Hitting these milestones is so special to me, I know growing older is a privilege denied by way too many. Each year it is an honor to turn another year older and in some way I hope that I am honoring ALL the friends I have lost to CF. It really does take a village to live this CF life and I couldn’t be more thankful for all of you!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am happily grateful for it ALL!! Cheers to 40 AMAZING years!! 🎉 Breathe out Love! Xo❤️