Are You Aware?

When was the first time you learned about Cystic Fibrosis? Please read this article there is quite an amazing video attached to it!

CF Wife

Do you remember the first time you learned about Cystic Fibrosis?  It has been my experience that unless you work in healthcare or have a personal connection to the disease (most likely through a friend, family member, or acquaintance), the words “Cystic Fibrosis” have little or no meaning at all.  This needs to change!  The month of May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month.  Consider these statistics from the CF Foundation website:

  • 30,000 children and adults have CF in the United States.
  • More than 10 million Americans (1 in 31) are symptomless carriers of the defective CF gene but do not have the disease (you could be one of them).
  • About 1,000 new cases of Cystic Fibrosis are diagnosed each year.
  • The predicted median age of survival for a person with CF is in the late 30s.
  • There is no cure for this disease.

Since 1955, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation…

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