Cystic Fibrosis Pledge -

Cystic Fibrosis Pledge 

I'd like to welcome you to a very important page on regarding a subject that is very close to my heart. I would greatly appreciate it if you took a moment to read and learn more about my special cause and personal pledge to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Schwartz Family in Europe

My name is Ryan Schwartz, a son of two amazing parents, best brother, and cutest dog. There is one flaw to my picturesque family. At the age of 52 my mother was formally diagnosed with an inherited genetic disease called Cystic Fibrosis. This disease affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 people in the United States and 70,000 worldwide. A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and can lead to life threatening lung infections. In some people it can also obstruct the pancreas and stop natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food. There are approximately 10,000,000 people walking around with the CF gene. When both parents are carriers, it can be passed on to their children, which means there is a 1 in 4 chance a child will be born with CF. Cystic Fibrosis is a life threatening disease and requires one to commit to routine regiments. My mother's regiments consist of three inhaled nebulizers in the morning as well as a vest that she uses to help loosen the mucus in her lungs. The afternoon treatment is a repeat of her morning regiment. Each treatment takes a little more than an hour per session. Fortunately, due to your help (donations) and the advances in research and medical treatments it is possible to extend the life expectancy of children and adults living with Cystic Fibrosis. 

I am making a pledge that I will donate a percentage of my commission on each sale to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. With your help we can find a cure and put an end to this life threatening disease that affects so many families and loved ones worldwide. If you would like to make a donation now, please Click Here.

From the bottom of my heart and on behalf of every person who is affected by cystic fibrosis, I thank you for your interest and support. Together, we can make a difference.