Gentry family in race for time

The Byrom Family is participating in local Great Strides Walk in hope of finding a cure to save two of their children

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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While most would never know it from watching their children play, one Gentry family is in a race for time, doing all they can to help in efforts to find a cure for a disease which threatens the lives of two of their children.

Steve and Lana Byrom of Gentry have five children: Leona, 11; Austin, 8; Clarissa, almost 8; Tyler, 7; and Ty, 6. Their lives are focused on their children but it’s not only the normal responsibilities most parents face, because two of their children, Austin and Tyler, suffer from cystic fibrosis a genetic disease with no cure and which cuts life expectancy in half.

According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Web site, “cystic fibrosis is an ...

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