Our Mission: Kid Logistics helps children with Cystic Fibrosis lead healthier, happier lives through education and activity.
Our Vision is longer, fuller lives for children with Cystic Fibrosis.
Kid Logistics is a 501(c)(3) charity founded by Robert and Kiri O’Gwynn. When two of their children were diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, Robert and Kiri learned quickly of the difficulties CF families can face. There is no cure for Cystic Fibrosis, so they want to help CF children in Mississippi by giving them access to programs and activities that they may not be able to participate in otherwise.
The Kid Logistics - Kid Busy Living program aims to help children with Cystic Fibrosis in Mississippi by:
Paying tuition and fees for extracurricular activities and programs.
Educating program providers about Cystic Fibrosis and the special needs of children afflicted with the disease.
Providing supplies, like hand sanitizer and tissues, to help keep participants healthy and reduce illness.
Our Kid Busy Learning program offers:
Grants of up to $500 to help with homeschool costs, or other CF-related educational expenses.
Classroom cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, tissues, masks, etc. to help with infection control in your child’s public or private school room.
CF education for teachers.
There are no income restrictions for participation. Placements and grants will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis each year. Children only need to be under the age of 18 and permanent residents of the state of Mississippi. Proof of a Cystic Fibrosis diagnosis will be required.
What is Cystic Fibrosis?
Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive, life-threatening genetic disease that is not contagious.
In people with CF, a defective gene causes the body to produce unusually thick, sticky
mucus that can clog the lungs, pancreas and other organs. This buildup can lead to
breathing problems, difficulty digesting food and susceptibility to developing lung
infections from germs that would not pose a risk to healthy children or adults who do
not have CF. Minimizing contact with germs is a top concern for CF sufferers. More
exposure to germs means a faster decline in lung function and eventual respiratory failure.
Children and teens with Cystic Fibrosis who get regular exercise are healthier than
those who do not. Exercise has been shown to slow the rate of decline in lung function,
and enables them to enjoy a more normal lifestyle.
For more information, visit the website of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at www.cff.org.