Today we are hearing from Lauren Mathews a 27 year old born with cystic fibrosis. Her parents took her to a local pediatrician because she was unable to gain weight. She weighed 32 pounds at that time.
I’m a dancer at heart. I LOVE to dance! The biggest blessing during Shelter In Place has been that my favorite dance instructors didn’t miss a beat, they started teaching class online right away. Live classes have such a vibrant energy that make me feel connected to a bigger pulse.
Today we are meeting Jodi or Jo for short. She’s 18, from England, Uk and has cystic fibrosis. Jo was diagnosed with CF after a heel prick at one day old. She was tested after having a bowel operation from being born with a swollen stomach.
Claire is our next spotlight and her diagnosis story is a little different. Claire was not diagnosed until she was 8 years old. Unfortunately her records were lost at birth by her GP, including her heel prick test for CF. She endured 8 years of infections before she was tested again for CF and then got news that she indeed had Cystic Fibrosis.