While I am not personally connected to anyone that currently has Cystic Fibrosis- I do have a connection and a passion for curing CF. After 3 (of 4) of my children were born, their newborn screens indicated that they had a chance to have CF. This led to some scary moments for mom and dad, as we had to take them to Riley's Children Hospital in Indianpolis when they were 2 months old for a CF screening "sweat test". While the outcome was favorable (all are considered CF carriers, i.e. only 1 impacted gene) -- it highlights that at some point in our lives we may have children (either me, my wife, or both of us are carriers -- we havent been tested), or grandchildren impacted by CF depending on what the future holds.
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