About Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a very expensive, chronic illness that often causes a slow decline in a persons ability to breath due to chronic lung infections. CF makes it difficult to gain or maintain body weight because of mal-absorbtion of food and nutrients. It is not uncommon for someone with cf to require up to 4000 calories or more per day.

The CF Foundation and others are working towards a cure but in the mean while some adults are struggling to meet their independant financial demands with this expensive disease.  Their circumstances are diverse – some don’t have family, some families are struggling to survive themselves after  enduring the cost of CF for decades.

More than 45% of the cf patient population is 18 or older.

The predicted median age of survival for a person with cf is more than 37 years.

CF drains the physical energy and financial resources of most families and individuals living with this expensive disease.

About 1000 new cases of cystic fibrosis are diagnosed each year.

Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs & digestive system.

You can read more about cystic fibrosis at www.cysticfibrosis.com or www.cff.org

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