Cody Dieruf loved life and passionately pursued her education and dance, all the while bravely battling the genetic disease Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Cody lost her courageous fight against CF in April 2005, at age 23. CF is a genetic disease that causes consistent and life-threatening lung infections and severe digestive problems in 30,000 children and young adults in the U.S. Currently there is no cure.
The Foundation’s primary purpose is to raise awareness of CF, to offer financial and emotional support to local MT families affected by CF, and to build a network of emotional and community support. The Foundation assists with travel expenses for out-of-area CF medical care and insurance deductibles and out-of-pocket costs of CF treatments and medications, and provides scholarships to help CF patients achieve their life dreams to enrich their lives. The Foundation’s secondary purpose is to foster pursuit of higher education and the art of dance through student scholarships.