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My inspiration? My friend & co-worker, Matt Wright.

“Like breathing through a straw” is how Wright describes living with cystic fibrosis, a chronic disease that causes thick mucus to accumulate in the lungs and digestive tract, leading to ...
My inspiration? My friend & co-worker, Matt Wright.

“Like breathing through a straw” is how Wright describes living with cystic fibrosis, a chronic disease that causes thick mucus to accumulate in the lungs and digestive tract, leading to life-threatening lung infections. The average life span for adults with cystic fibrosis is 37. Wright is 34.

Despite the lung disease, he has always been an athlete. When he was diagnosed at age 3, his parents signed him up for gymnastics to help him thrive. After 15 years of gymnastics, he did competitive power-lifting for five years, and now he's taken up competitive cycling.

And he's been doing the Tower Climb every year since he was a little kid, only missing events when he's been in the hospital.

His lung capacity is just 27 percent. But years of conditioning his body through physical activity — despite shortness of breath, sinus headaches and hospitalizations for treatment — have done his body good, he says.

Participants in the annual event walk or run up 952 steps to the top of the Tower of the Americas. That's a 579-foot vertical climb.

Help me raise funds, if you have the means (every small donation makes a huge difference!!).
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