Cystic fibrosis is a life-shortening inherited disease. It affects over 10,000 people in the UK and there is currently no cure. More than 2.5 million people in the UK carry the faulty gene. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the UK’s only national charity dealing with all aspects of cystic fibrosis. They fund research to improve cystic fibrosis care and treatment. Their aim to ensure appropriate clinical care and support for people, like Julie’s nephew, with the disease.
Julie set herself a figure of raising £250, however she managed to smash it and raised £636.50. A massive congratulations to her from all the Cole AD team and a big thanks to all who donated to this great charity!
“I didn’t know that the faulty gene ran in our family until my nephew was diagnosed. 4.5 million people in the UK carry this gene, myself being one. All it takes is a simple blood test to find out.
My nephew was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at just a few weeks old. He requires daily physio to clear his chest, daily medication to fight off infections and endless hospital appointments to monitor his health and organ function. It is so unfair but he is an absolute wee star. :star:
I understand that everyone has their own charities and causes that they support and that many of you have donated before (thank you so much) so I’m asking that you please share this to raise awareness.
I will always continue to raise money for this charity as I want to help them give my nephew the unlimited life he deserves.”