Cystic Fibrosis, Photos

JRNL102 Assignment 3 – What’s Hidden – Cystic Fibrosis

Just wanted to re-blog this brilliant video and post- another example of a strong person battling CF with a positive attitude. The prospective new treatments can’t come soon enough. Please help to raise funds for Dr Anil Mehtas research- to find out more click here.

UOW: Stories Uncovered

I’ve known Rhys Sheppard since primary school. We have played cricket and soccer together and against each other. However up until 4 months ago I was unaware he had been living with a serious illness his entire life.

Rhys is 21 years of age, and has currently deferred his studies at the university of Wollongong due to his health. Rhys has the genetic condition Cystic Fibrosis, a disease that affects most of the important organs in the body. There is currently no cure for the disease.

When I found out about this, I was shocked, at how well he’d managed to hide it. “Rhys never really let anyone know, he liked to hide it” said Penny Hayes (mother). Rhys masked any sign of his illness with his positivity. As Rhys informed me of his condition and what he has to do everyday just to maintain his health, it inspired me…

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