GOSHEN — For Sierra Walter, the annual livestock auction at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair on Friday was another chance to raise money for the Indiana chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Walter, who was born with the disease, donates a quarter of the money from the auction of her goats and beef animals.
“I have cystic fibrosis and I just wanted to help find a cure,” she said. Cystic fibrosis is “a lung disease and you have severe asthma,” she explained.
Through the auctions during her nine years in 4-H and through other campaigns she’s organized, Walter estimates she has donated well over $20,000 to the foundation.
It started off smaller when she first started in 4-H, she said, but as word spread, more and more people donated.
Walter is the daughter of Jim and Kandy Walter of New Paris. She will be a senior at Fairfield High School this fall.