Inspiring Hope and Happiness for Those with Cystic Fibrosis

Inspiring Hope and Happiness for Those with Cystic Fibrosis

TAKE A BREATHER

The Take A Breather Foundation provides a breather, in the form of a wish, to those battling cystic fibrosis (CF). Founded in 2012, as a 501(c)(3) organization, the foundation has been an outgrowth of the Narberth CF Run which began fulfilling wishes for children in 1996, when we granted our first wish and sent a child to Disney World.

Cystic Fibrosis is a disease that does not take a breather – every single day our sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers spend hours clearing their lungs and taking more medicine than most can imagine, just to breathe and stay alive. Others spend too much of their childhood in the hospital fighting off life threatening lung infections with IV antiobiotics; infections that slowly destroy their lungs and other organs.

The scientific community is closer to a cure now, than it’s ever been before thanks to the amazing efforts of the CF Foundation. However, everyday thousands of children and young adults still fight just to breathe. As an organization, our board members and volunteers each bring different life stories involving cystic fibrosis, but our mission is the same: to give these families the opportunity to “take a breather” from cystic fibrosis, and offer them a moment in their lives to focus on creating magical memories and lasting smiles.

Did you know?

The average cost of a wish is $6,787

“They come home with a whole new attitude; they don’t feel so down and out. Take A Breather gives these children a real boost.” — Dr. Thomas Scanlin