CYSTIC FIBROSIS (CF)
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a severe, life-threatening disease that causes devastating damage to the lungs and digestive system. Thick mucus overwhelms the lungs' airways, causing lung damage and making it increasingly hard to breathe, leading to critical lung infections. In the pancreas, mucus blocks the pathways leading to the digestive system. This disease requires extensive daily care that generally includes exorbitant use of respiratory therapies, medications, pulmonary exercise, nutritional supplements and other lifesaving treatments such as supplemental oxygen, intravenous support, hospitalizations, and pulmonary rehabilitation. At present, mean life expectancy in the United States for people with CF is approximately 42 years of age.
To Donate To a CF Patient
If you would like the opportunity to donate and actually support a CF patient, and show that you care.