Athens boy living with cystic fibrosis

Friday, October 5, 2012 - 8:26pm

If parents could have one wish for their children, many of them would pick health. That's the case for Casey and Holly Liles of Athens; but for them it's not as easy. They would do anything to cure their son of his illness, but right now that's just not possible.

Three year old, Cade Liles, has had cystic fibrosis all of his life, but he's just as active as any other three year old.

Except for when he has to sit still for all of the daily breathing treatments. At 3, Cade may not understand the full complexity of his illness, but he understands that he must do breathing treatments and get special medicines.

While Cade tries to live a normal life, there's one major thing that will keep him from having a normal life. While treatments for cystic fibrosis have greatly improved, the average life expectancy for somebody with this illness is only 37... which for the Liles is just not long enough.

To try to find a cure, they have help organize for the Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis Walk to come to Bossier City on Saturday, October 6.

Walk Day Information:

Registration begins at 8:00am
Walk begins at 9:00am
Registration will be located in Pavilion #2 at Arthur Teague Parkway. 
All walkers will need to be registered. If they are not registered online by walk day, they will need to fill out a brochure upon arrival. (small children do not need to be registered)
 

For more information on the walk, and how you can participate or help, click here.

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