Cystic Fibrosis.

posted May 14, 2014, 8:29 PM by Unknown user   [ updated May 14, 2014, 8:31 PM by Unknown user ]
    Hello. Today I will be discussing a medical condition called Cystic Fibrosis.

    Cystic Fibrosis is a medical condition in which one's lungs are filled with  a fluid that makes it hard to breathe. It also has affects on the digestive system. Those with CF are often underweight and look young for their age because they have trouble digesting fats and proteins. Also, this condition sadly lessens one's life span. Life expectancy for those who are diagnosed with CF is short. 

    This condition causes death. Lung infections and lung failure is one of the many ways Cystic Fibrosis takes away lives. It cannot be cured, but the live expectancy of those who face it can be increased with medication and procedures. This fatal disease though, cannot be prevented. It is genetically passed down and can affect anyone at random.

    The reason I'm writing this blog is because I know three people who have been affected by it personally. All of them like to sing and are amazing. These people are Kayden Stephenson and Jessa and Gwynne Furches. 

    I found Kayden on YouTube and Vine a while back and learned that he deals with this medical illness. He is a kind, bright, young teenage boy who finds peace in music. I've never had a conversation with him, but I can tell he's living his life to the fullest. He knows his time is limited, but he makes the best of it. He's positive and a lovable person.

    I've known Jessa and Gwynne Furches for a few years now. They are two identical twin sisters who adore Michael Jackson and also love singing. They're talented, young musicians who try their hardest to deal with CF. Unfortunately, Gwynne happens to end up in the hospital more frequently, whereas Jessa doesn't. This makes me sad because they're lovely people. I've talked to them on more than one occasion and they're so inspiring. Both of them face mental illness as well such as depression, but day by day, they're learning to be strong. I'm proud to say that Gwynne is one month clean of self harm and so is Jessa. Dealing with their illness is hard, but the Furches twins are learning to love the little things in life. I love both of them to death. 

    Those affected by CF are amazing people. Having a genetic disease does not make them any different than you or I. They're often the most talented individuals you'll ever meet. 

    If you would like to, please check out Jessa and Gwynne's YouTube channel. They post videos of themselves singing and have also put out many songs on iTunes to raise awareness for CF. The link will be posted down below.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope you learned something new today.