Category Archives: Cystic Fibrosis

A Brighter Outlook for Cystic Fibrosis Patients

It isn’t easy to cure a genetic disease. For the luckier patients, robust therapies help them manage the symptoms and avoid complications like infections. But in the end, the only way to fix an inherited disorder like cystic fibrosis, which affects some 70,000 children and adults worldwide with its life-threatening buildup of thickened mucus, is… Read More »

My Running Journey with Cystic Fibrosis

When I was younger I loved pickles and cheese, and in high school those strange food cravings raised some occasional pregnancy suspicions. I still crave pickles and cheese with mustard but at this point in my life the craving now signifies big life changes and I am beyond excited for them! I am happy to announce… Read More »

Recognising The Symptoms Of Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive inherited disease affecting glands that secrete mucus, sweat etc. mainly in the lungs but also in sinuses, liver, pancreas, intestines, and sexual organs. Though it is transmitted from parents through genes, the parents themselves need not be having the disease. Its main characteristics are abnormal transport of certain… Read More »

Children affected by cystic fibrosis

  After meeting a friend’s nephew who was suffering from cystic fibrosis, Kyle Monk participated in a fundraising event called Great Strides, sponsored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Motivated to further help and bring attention to those with the disease, the Los Angeles-based photographer decided to photograph portraits of those with CF. “I felt by… Read More »

These "Salty Girls" Will Change How You See Cystic Fibrosis

Eight years ago, when he was 38, photographer Ian Pettigrew was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease with no cure. CF causes a buildup of mucus in the body’s organs, including the lungs and pancreas, which leads to infections, loss of organ function, and often death. Only 20 years ago, children diagnosed with CF were unlikely to make it out of… Read More »