Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects approximately 30,000 children and young adults in the United States. Today, there is no cure. Cystic Fibrosis effects the lungs and digestive system and requires daily medications and therapy treatments. More often than not, children with CF spend long periods of time in the hospital receiving IV antibiotics to battle infections in their lungs caused by unusually thick mucus. Although a series of medical advances is bringing the scientific community closer to conquering this terminal illness, children with CF still struggle daily.

In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, the average life expectancy is late 30's. To read more about CF please visit:

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

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