|What is Cystic Fibrosis??||Thank you for your interest in "CF" and for clicking on the ribbon!!|
A recessive genetic mutation in the protein CFTR which regulates the movement of salt through cell walls.
|See purple side bar to learn a few basic facts about CF.|
|Causes poor growth, sinus & lung infections, difficulty breathing and infertility in males.||The story of my daughter and how we got involved with Cystic Fibrosis will be coming one day.|
|Only affects about 30,000 people in America, about 60,000 worldwide.|
|Makes it difficult to retain nutrients like fat and protein and therefore harder to keep weight on.|
|Most common in Caucasians but has no racial, economic or social boundaries|
|Can ultimately lead to the need for a lung transplant.|
|New "miracle" drugs make it possible to lead normal life but they cost $250,000 per year.|
|More money is need for research to make "CF" stand for "Cure Found"|
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