Valentina was born healthy at 39 weeks through a scheduled C-section without complications. At five days old, however, she underwent two life saving surgeries to repair an intestinal blockage. At two weeks old, we received the devastating news confirming that Valentina has Cystic Fibrosis (“CF”). CF is a genetic condition that affects the major organs in the body and currently has no cure.
Though Valentina just turned two months old, she has spent more time at the hospital than both of her parents throughout their lives. While at home, Valentina must take multiple medicines and adhere to a physical therapy regimen.
Despite undergoing three complicated surgeries and multiple days without food, Valentina is thriving. She is strong-willed, joyful, and serene.
As Valentina’s parents, we are raising funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF), which has been instrumental in developing treatments for CF. Currently, this organization is conducting research to find a cure for CF.
We ask you to join us in our fight against CF. With your support, we will find a cure. Nothing will bring us more joy than to hear Valentina say: I used to have CF.