May Dharma Initiative:
We are supporting Team We Love Jason in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Strides walk in May.
Y2 yogi and Energy Exchange participant Courtney Merchant has assembled this team to support her nephew. Courtney shares, “My 6-year-old nephew Jason has Cystic Fibrosis (CF), a life-threatening chronic lung and digestive disease that makes it difficult to breathe and impairs digestion. Jason is one of 30,000 young people with CF in the United States. Currently there is no cure. Jason was diagnosed when he was 4 months old and, though the first couple of years were difficult, we are very fortunate that he has been doing wonderful the past 3 years. This is not due to luck though – on a normal day, Jason takes 7 different medications, along with multiple breathing treatments and airway clearance therapies. While we consider it a success when Jason goes a long time without being hospitalized, we still hope and pray for a cure for CF.”
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has been vital in the funding & development of the drugs and therapies that have allowed Jason to thrive these last few years. In 2012, Kalydeco – the first drug that treats the root cause of CF – received approval from the FDA. This is incredible in the fight against CF but there is still a long way to go. Kalydeco will only treat people with the rare G551D mutation. The most common CF mutation, which also has the most severe symptoms, is the Delta F508 mutation – which is one of the mutations that Jason has. The CF Foundation is trying to utilize the same drug research to develop a treatment for the Delta F508 mutation as well and, as we all know, research is expensive. The money you donate for Great Strides goes directly to fund that research.
About Y2 Yoga’s Dharma Initiative
Each month we select a different charity to benefit from donations collected during our Dharma class, which is held each Sunday at 5:15 p.m.
If you would like your charity to be considered for our Dharma Initiative of the month please email [email protected].
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