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HELLO. My name is Abbie Hunnewell I have Cystic Fibrosis, which is a very serious disorder that affects my life. It is genetic so you can't "catch" it. I was born with this disease. I take many medicines. I can't digest my food without my enzymes. ...

HELLO. My name is Abbie Hunnewell I have Cystic Fibrosis, which is a very serious disorder that affects my life. It is genetic so you can't "catch" it. I was born with this disease. I take many medicines. I can't digest my food without my enzymes. I spend between 2 to 3 hours each day doing breathing treatments. I take lots of medicines and antibiotics. I take Pulmozyme and TOBI, Vanco and Cayston which are both VERY expensive . I have had many IVs for about 2 weeks each - both at home and the hospital. I also had Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication Surgery. I had a GI Feeding tube placed. During the winter of 2011 I was very sick with lung infection and stomach pain. After lots of test had my gallbladder removed, at the start of 8th grade had a Medi port Cath placed to receive IV meds for my Lung Infections. I also was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes, and have to take Insulin to help control blood sugars. I missed most of the end of 7th & 8th grade due to unexplained fevers and severe muscle, joint pain.  I have been traveling to boston for medical care. Currently I am  a freshman in High school still struggling with pain, fevers and lung issues. I just started a clinical trial that involves lots of medications and test. Someday I may have to have a lung transplant. MY family works very hard to raise money for medical costs and finding a cure for this horrible disease. Cystic fibrosis (CF) Is A genetic disease that affects tens and thousands of children and young adults in the United States. A defective gene and its prtein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections: and obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food. Research And care supported by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is making a huge difference in extending the quality of life for those with CF. However, we continue to lose precious lives to CF every day. Thats why your help is needed now more than ever to ensure that a cure is found sooner-rather than later.

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