(Bethesda, Md.) -- Eric Wedge, manager of the Cleveland Indians, is joining the fight against cystic fibrosis, a fatal
Cystic fibrosis clogs the lungs with thick
Mullet is a junior at Central Christian School in Kidron, Ohio, and was diagnosed when she was four days old. To stave off illness, Mullet takes 21 pills a day (7,665 a year) and undergoes hours of breathing treatments daily to clear the mucus from her lungs.
"Having cystic fibrosis is like trying to breath through a cocktail straw all the time and not be able to catch a full breath of air," says Mullet. "I want everyone with CF to have as normal a life as possible. That's why we are asking all the great Tribe fans to donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, our greatest hope for finding a cure."
During the PSA, Wedge and Mullet will ask fans to use their
About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world's leader in the fight against cystic fibrosis. It has invested more than $320 million in drug research with biotech companies since 1998 to develop therapies to fight CF. As a result, the Foundation has more than 30 therapies in its drug development pipeline. Virtually all of the approved CF therapies available today were made possible because of the support of the Foundation. Based in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation is supported solely by donations from individuals and companies, and it operates an award-winning care center network for patients and families.
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