Today was a great start to summer. I was fortunate to be able to go to Frank Liske Park to do some volunteering to support finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis through the annual "Great Strides" walk. There I met some really incredible people working to make a difference in our world by raising money towards medical research for this often overlooked disease. In fact, only about 1,000 people a year are born with it in the U.S. Consequently, it is not federally funded and these survivors depend on people like us to help them live better lives. They typically take between 20-40 pills a DAY, a number I can hardly swallow (no pun intended). Currently, their average life-span is only 37, but a number that surely has raised from the elementary school, life expectancy number in 1955. But this was not done without caring people and the only way these people, like Faith, a 10 year old that walked and lives with the disease, will get a chance at the life they deserve is by others advocating and fighting for them. If the government won't, we must. Everyone, including precious, little Faith with a grin on her face, should have the right to the healthiest life possible. With love and generosity, I have faith that one day that will in fact happen. Let's please make sure it does!