Yes you read it right. Last night we heard the best news we have ever heard- a pivotal moment in our lives and especially for our son Joe.
They may have found a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
Click the the link below to a video by channel Four News presenter John Snow who is interviewing Dr Anil Mehta who is leading the groundbreaking discovery.
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(I tried to get the video to appear on this blog but unfortunately my technological skills didn’t live up to the challenge!)
Currently 10000 people in the UK have Cystic Fibrosis which has been thought incurable and on average suffers die by the age of 36 years old. Stuart Gordon was one such sufferer who died at just 23 years old. His parents have since set up the Stuart Gordon Fund which is a Local Scottish Charity formed to assist families affected by Cystic Fibrosis and other chronic ailments. They have been supporting Dr Anil Mehta’s research for many years and now all donations to their charity between now and Christmas are going to be donated to Anil Mehta’s research.
The researchers at a facility in Dundee have been using cells from the nasal passage to repair the cells that cause cystic fibrosis. Italian researchers have found a drug that clears the debris from the lungs cells and Dr Mehta has found a drug that restores function to these same cells.
The Combination of these two drugs has been found to REVERSE THE INFLAMMATION THAT DESTROYS THE LUNGS IN CF SUFFERERS.
Although currently only 10 humans have been tested on 9/10 of those tested had their lungs restored to nearly normal function. The important thing to remember is:
THERE IS HOPE.
Dr Mehta is waiting to do a trial on 120 humans with CF but needs funding of 1.3 million £s.
So if you have any spare money, if you know of anyone with CF, if you have a family member, friend, neighbour who has been touched by this condition please please please donate to Dr Anil’s Research thousands of lives could be saved.
Click HERE To find out more about the Stuart Gorden fund and to donate.
Click here to find out more about Dr Mehta and his research.
Please help Dr Mehta and his team to change Joseph’s life and thousands of others!