Rare Disease Day, launched in Europe in 2008, is held the last day of February every year and seeks to raise awareness of the impact that rare or orphan diseases have on the lives of patients and those who care for them. The USA joined the campaign in 2009 and over 80 countries throughout the world participated in 2016. The theme for 2017 is “RESEARCH” and the slogan is “With research, possibilities are limitless.”
If you’re a parent of a child with cystic fibrosis, you understand the challenges of living with CF. Many children with CF attend school and are successful students, but there are times it will be tough. Here are 10 tips to help along the way.
These tips focus on attending elementary school with CF, but many of them will apply to older students.
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What is CF? – Causes
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. When you have CF, your body creates thicker mucus, which damages organs over time. Because it is genetic, it isn’t contagious but is something people are born with.