Burkburnett family brings awareness to Cystic Fibrosis

Burkburnett family brings awareness to Cystic Fibrosis
A Burkburnett Family is brining awareness to a life-threatening genetic disease. (Source:KAUZ)

WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - A Burkburnett family is bringing awareness to a life-threatening genetic disease that affects more than 30,000 people in the U.S.

Brent and Whitney Mann's daughter, Addyson was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at just three weeks old.

At seven years old she remains very active and involved in sports, but Whitney said she gets overheated and out of breath very easily.

It's a disease they believe more people needed to be aware of so they created a group called Addy's Avengers with one thing in mind.

"To find a cure for CF," Brent said "That's ultimately what Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is for. Addyson isn't the only CF person in Wichita Falls."

For the last four years, Addy's Avengers has hosted fundraisers to benefit Great Strides Walk for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

This year, there will be a pool tournament and raffle on Saturday at Fast Eddy's on Southwest Pkwy in Wichita Falls, TX.

Doors will open at 10 a.m. and the tournament will start at 12 p.m.

For more information, head over to their Facebook page.