Athlete Name: Michael Caruso Davis
Hometown: Townsend, DE
Education: Middle School, 7th grade
Tell us a little about yourself
My name is Michael Caruso Davis and I am 13 years old. I love to play sports and run. My favorite sports are lacrosse and basketball. I also love to be at the beach. I like to surf, skim board and pretty much whatever else you can do on the beach. I’ve just recently started to like cooking also. I love to be outside with my friends but sometimes I can’t do that because I’m either doing treatments or too sick.
“My ultimate dream is to see CF stand for Cure Found.”
Tell us what motivates you the most to stay fit.
My motivation is to live longer, the more I run the better I feel. Some days I may not want to do it and honestly it’s not easy, but the feeling I get once I am done….nothing can beat that feeling! Even when I am in the hospital I am running on a treadmill. My family motivates me to keep going and push myself to the limit. They provide me endless love and support.
Why do you exercise?
I exercise to help keep my lungs strong, and to look good for the ladies (LOL). Running not only helps me breathe, but it also keeps me conditioned for my sports like lacrosse and basketball. It’s not always easy; in fact, I often cough up big chunks of mucus (yummy). But I will continue to run because I am still able to. I often think about those fighting the same illness who have oxygen tanks or who have lost their battle, I run for them.
Do you have a favorite sport? Who is your favorite sports team?
My favorite sport to play is lacrosse and basketball. My favorite sports teams are the NY Giants and the Syracuse Basketball and Lacrosse teams.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
When I grow up, I dream to be alive and winning this battle against Cystic Fibrosis. My dream job is to be an executive of a major corporation. I have the same dreams as most kids in middle school, go to college, get married someday and have kids. My dream may have challenges to them, but I plan to move mountains to achieve them. My ultimate dream is to see CF stand for Cure Found.