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Cystic Fibrosis Week

Posted Aug 24 2008 10:43pm
This week is being devoted to blogging about Cystic Fibrosis (CF).



A few quick things to consider:



> CF is the most common , fatal, genetically-inherited disease among children and young adults in the US.



> About 30,000 people in the US have CF.



> The average life expectancy of a CFer born today is about 37 years . Although, many still never make it past infancy, and some will live well beyond 37.



> An additional ten million more people (about one in every 31 Americans) are carriers of the defective CF gene, but do not have the disease.



> There is no cure for Cystic Fibrosis, but there will be one day.



> Learn more about CF by visiting CFF.org or by Clicking Here .



Nate

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