My name is Bella and I am a 12 year old 7th grader who loves video games, dinosaurs, dragons, and cooking. I was born with Cystic Fibrosis. It makes it a lot harder to stay healthy. I get tired a little faster than most people, have a harder time gaining weight, and I go the hospital for IV antibiotics because bacteria gets stuck in my lungs. Having CF can be scary but I have hope that we are going to have a cure in my lifetime.
I do 1 1/2 to 2 hours of breathing treatments every day. I take 30-40 pills every day. I have a lot of doctor's visits and hospital admissions to keep me healthy. But I am not giving up! I know that the CF Foundation is working to find a cure for me and all the other adults and kids with CF.
Please join our fight! You can walk with us on May 18th in Raleigh, donate to fund research, or just share my story so more people will understand that CF is a horrible disease and we have to find a cure!