We are reflecting on a month of awareness for cystic fibrosis, a common autosomal recessive genetic disorder that impacts the lives of over 70,000 people worldwide. Advances in newborn screening and early therapeutic interventions are making a difference in the lives of thousands of children; however, roughly half of the CF patient population is over the age of 18. Watch the inspiring story of Patty Furey, a 33-year old Massachusetts native as she describes overcoming the challenges of CF and living her life to its fullest, and her hopes for the future.
To learn more about the CF Foundation, or to get involved, go to. www.cf.org.