Support for Judah Christopher May

Judah Christopher May was born on October 26, 2013. Soon after his birth, Judah was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). Judah's diagnosis was a shock to his parents, Beth and Christopher, and the rest of his family. Since his diagnosis the family has been doing everything possible to provide Judah with the best quality of life from now and into the future. According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, many people diagnosed with CF live well into their 30s and 40s, which is pretty amazing considering that just 50 years ago the average life expectancy of someone with CF was not past Kindergarten. Advances in medicine have increased the quality of life for those living with CF. However, with these advances come high medical costs for families. Judah's parents must provide him with enzymes to assist him in taking in nutrients each time he eats (vitamins AqADEK, extra vitamin K and D), supplements (sodium) and strong antibiotics to fight off infections. In addition, they must give Judah breathing treatments (including Albuterol and Nebulizer treatments) and daily chest percussion treatments. December 10, 2013 at just 6 weeks old Judah experienced his first extended stay in the hospital after contracting a virus and refusing to eat. This will most likely be the first of many visits for Judah. The cost of care for Judah will be high throughout his life and cannot be predicted. According to a study published in the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the cost of care for a person with CF ranges from $6200-43,300 annually, with an average cost of $13,300. Christopher and Beth ask for your prayers as they face many battles ahead "We know that God's grace is sufficient and that His power is made perfect in our weakness. This is a great truth because we are feeling incredibly weak." Many of you have joined us in praying for them already and have committed to praying for them in the future. If you want to help in another way, please consider a donation of any kind here on this website specifically for Judah or to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Judah's name on their website. Our goal is to pay for costs of care for Judah's first year. In the words of Beth, "Thank every person who has spent time praying and thinking of us! We appreciate you all for loving our family and showing us how much you care! We are seriously amazed!"
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