Invitation to walk for Cystic Fibrosis

Letter to the Editor

My name is Kaitie and I’m in Mrs. Jordan’s first-grade class at Snoqualmie Elementary School. I like to swim, do gymnastics, do art and play with my dog, Juneau (he likes to lick me). When I grow up, I want to be a singer.

I also have Cystic Fibrosis, but I’m still a normal girl. All I have to do is take medicine before I eat (and sometimes other medicine when I get sick), use a special machine for clearing my lungs and go to the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at Children’s Hospital.

Every year I have a walk in Seattle to let people know more about Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which tries to learn new ways to help people with CF. The walk is about three miles long and is good exercise. After the walk we can eat.

Last year they had balloons, The Bubble Man, coloring books and lots of other fun stuff.

This year, I have my own team. It is called “Kaitie’s Kingdom.” Would you want to be on my team? The walk is on Sunday, May 23, at noon. You can ask my mom for a sponsor form to ask people to give money for the walk or you can just come walk with us. We want to have LOTS of people to come walk with us. Can you come?

Love, Kaitie

For more information, visit or contact our team leader (and Kaitie’s mom) Cathy, at (425) 831-7337 or

Kaitie Gallagher