A competitive cheerleader doesn’t let cystic fibrosis define her
When Ami was pregnant with her second child, Ireland Kate, she and her husband, Mark, assumed the experience would be similar to her first pregnancy with their son, Landry.
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Klara's bravery through cystic fibrosis makes her a real-life superhero
When Misti was pregnant with her daughter, Klara, her obstetrician noticed a cloudy spot on Klara's small intestine during a routine ultrasound. Misti's doctor informed her that there was a chance Klara would be born with cystic fibrosis (CF), an inherited genetic condition that affects mucus production in the lungs and digestive tract, and suggested that both Misti and her husband, Richard, undergo genetic screening. The test confirmed that both Misti and Richard were CF carriers, which meant there was a 25% chance that Klara would be born with the condition.
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Henry and his family live fully in the present with hope for the future
Henry loves sports. He's an endless supply of sports trivia knowledge and you'll often find him playing his favorites: basketball and football. When you see him in action, it's hard to imagine that he has any health issues, but Henry's daily routine involves taking around 40 medications and three breathing treatments. As a baby, Henry was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) – but with his dynamic spirit and a supportive family and care team, he's never let the condition hold him back.
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Sisters share a common bond and strength as they live with cystic fibrosis
Sisters Melissa and Makayla have a lot in common. The 11- and 8-year-olds are both passionate about performing, enjoy riding bikes and love playing with their three-legged rescue dog named Amethyst. They also both have cystic fibrosis.
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Twins fight cystic fibrosis together
Macee and Madi are identical twins who not only share a birthday but also the same disease - cystic fibrosis (CF). Despite the daily routine of breathing treatments, chest therapy and medications, the teenagers do not let CF slow them down.
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