A young father with ‘80-year-old’ lungs has only one wish

Cystic fibrosis makes breathing difficult and living a regular life near impossible, says Andres Perez, 29, who is asking for gift cards, clothing and baby items to help support him and his family after lung transplant surgery. Source: A young father with ‘80-year-old’ lungs has only one wish

Georgia Cystic Fibrosis survivor celebrates turning 50, hopes for lung transplant

When Nicole Kelly looks back on her life, she gets emotional.  Because she’s still here.”I’ve been hospitalized, honestly about 150 times,” the Grayson single mother says. Cystic Fibrosis survivor celebrates turning 50, hopes for lung transplant”But looking back, when people ask me, the tears come,” Kelly says. “Because I always have to fight for the…

Boy battles cystic fibrosis, helps the homeless

Austin McRae smiled as he stood by the back of a van filled with soaps, toothpaste, toothbrushes, pillows and shirts. These are among the donations the 9-year-old has received in his efforts to give back to his community. “I love to give to the homeless because they’re so poor out there, you know,” the soon-to-be…

Portland tattoo shop raises money for Cystic Fibrosis

In honor of Cystic Fibrosis awareness month, a Portland tattoo parlor held a tattooing event Sunday and donated all sales proceeds to the fight against the disease. It’s the second year that Hidden Rose Tattoo has raised money for the 65 Roses Project, an organization that raises money for the Oregon chapter of the Cystic…

Local fighter teams up with Longboards to take down cystic fibrosis

A local fighter has used his passion for competitive combat to travel the world, own and operate his own business, and rack up a veritable arsenal of trophy, medals, and awards. He has competed in various disciplines in the martial arts, particularly in his greatest passion, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, but now this brawler is putting effort…

British man becomes first person with cystic fibrosis to climb Everest

It  was a case of third time lucky for a British climber who has become the first person with cystic fibrosis to climb the world’s highest mountain after his previous two attempts nearly claimed his life. Nick Talbot, 40, reached the summit of Mount Everest on Friday. He took medication to cope with the lack…