A FAMILY from Catshill raised more than £200 for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust by taking part in a sponsored walk around Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens.
Christine Young, her husband Marcus and their two sons Jacob, 13, and Samuel, 11, took part in the walk organised by the charity, along with 18-month-old Naomi, who was diagnosed with CF when she was just three weeks old.
CF is a life-limiting condition where the faulty gene which controls the movement of salt and water in and out of cells. That leads to the lungs and digestive system becoming clogged with mucus, making it hard to breathe and digest food.
Naomi has to take a lot of medication on a daily basis and have physio – three times a day when she is well or more if she is poorly.
Christine said: “We didn’t know much about CF until Naomi was diagnosed and we wanted to raise funds for the CF Trust because of all the help and support they have given us.”
She added since Naomi’s diagnosis, the family had become aware of other children with CF in Bromsgrove.
“We are desperate to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, hoping for a cure for Naomi and all other sufferers,” added Christine.
The CF Trust funds research into treatments for the condition, helplines and support for families when they have someone diagnosed with CF.
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