Living With Cystic Fibrosis

Author: Melissa Anne Stainback
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
ISBN: 9781604749649
Size: 49.13 MB
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Living With Cystic Fibrosis. "Melissa was born on February 18, 1987, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Shortly after the critical age of three months, she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, back in a time when not many babies/children lived past the age of ten. Today, she still continues to battle CF daily. Having lost two friends to CF, Melissa is more determined than ever to beat this diagnosis and help others too. As you read her life story you will see what challenges and obstacles she had to face and is still facing today just to try to live a normal life. Every year with the help from family and friends, Melissa raises thousands of dollars for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation called Bowl for Breath. Part of the proceeds from this book will go to the CF Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia"--P. [4] of cover.

Not A Wasted Breath

Author: LaRecea Tabor Gibbs
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1616639350
Size: 28.93 MB
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Not A Wasted Breath. 'Sis, the worst thing CF [cystic fibrosis] can do is kill me. It can't stop me from living.' Todd Gibbs spoke those words once to his sister and he proved that statement true time and time again. Though cystic fibrosis did kill him five days after his thirty-first birthday, the living he did showed that he had won the battle, even if CF eventually won the war. Not a Wasted Breath is not just a story about living with a fatal disease or waiting for a transplant. That was only a part of Todd's life. He never allowed his illness to rule his life, even in the face of over eighty hospitalizations. This is truly a story about how others perceived Todd, how they were affected by his presence in their lives, and how Todd viewed himself and his existence. In a poignant compilation of thoughts, memories, articles, and journal entries, LaRecea Gibbs, Todd's mother, creates a touching tableau of a life well spent that will inspire anyone to overcome personal obstacles through faith, determination, courage, and most of all, humor. Join mother and author LaRecea Gibbs in an inspiring biography which shows that though Todd's life was short, he never wasted a single breath. This Book is an inspiration to all readers in appreciating the gift of life. The account is thorough, has depth of development, is authentic, and puts us inside the people involved. Not a Wasted Breath enables readers to travel along emotionally. As a result, we count our own blessings. John Hagaman, Professor of English, Western Kentucky University, Director of WKU Writing Project.

Every Precious Breath

Author: Tom Valenta
Publisher: Michelle Anderson Publishing
ISBN: 9780855724078
Size: 10.82 MB
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Every Precious Breath. Tom Valenta tells the story of his two grandsons and discovers that people living with cystic fibrosis and their families are very special people. Their ability to overcome hardships, endure pain and laugh at adversity is inspirational.

Jasper S Story

Author: Andy Glynne
Publisher: Franklin Watts
ISBN: 9781445156040
Size: 73.12 MB
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Jasper S Story. This powerful and eye opening picture book uses the first-person testimony of Jasper, a 10-year-old boy with cystic fibrosis. Jasper explains what his condition is, the treatment he receives and the emotional challenges he faces. Using Jasper's real first-person testimony creates an intimate and direct tone that will help students to empathise with people's differences. Jasper's circumstances are easily relatable to children; he talks about school, his brother, friends, his hobbies and explains the complications that cystic fibrosis brings to these situations. The BAFTA award-winning stories were originally produced as animations for the BBC. Aimed at children aged 9 and up, these powerful and evocative stories have now been captured in book form as rich, visual testimonies of the impact an illness has on a child's daily life and how they cope and are able to enjoy the life that they have.

Cystic Fibrosis

Author: Anne H. Thomson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199295808
Size: 63.84 MB
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Cystic Fibrosis. This book explains clearly what is happening to the body in Cystic Fibrosis, what causes it and what treatment options are available for the different aspects of the disease. It also looks to the future in terms of potential new therapies for CF and provides useful information on organizations that can provide help.

Living On Borrowed Time

Author: Debbie Pitts
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1452033463
Size: 76.83 MB
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Living On Borrowed Time. My book tells how I have struggled to live from day to day since my being diagnosed at six months of age. So you know I have lived a long time with this disease. It hadn't been easy.

Cystic Fibrosis

Author: Judy Monroe
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780736810265
Size: 66.79 MB
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Cystic Fibrosis. Discusses what cystic fibrosis is, how it affects the body, how it is diagnosed and managed and includes information on finding support and living with this condition.

Cystic Fibrosis

Author: Ann Harris
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
Size: 28.19 MB
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Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is one of the most common genetic diseases in Caucasian populations. One in 2,500 babies are born with the disease, usually to parents who have no idea that they each carry one defective CF gene. CF affects the respiratory and digestive systems and, despite major improvements in treatment over the last 20 years, the disease is usually lethal before the third decade of life. Treatment is lifelong and time-consuming, necessitating eating enzyme capsules with every meal to help digest food, daily physiotherapy to keep the lungs clear of mucus, and frequent courses of antibiotics to control lung infections. Written for those suffering from CF and their families, this book explores all aspects of the disease from basic clinical information on what is going wrong in the organs affected by CF to the conventional treatments for CF lung and digestive disease. Since the second edition, which was published just after the CF gene was identified, major advances have occurred in our understanding of the genetic basis of CF. The third edition includes this new information and also has a new section on the potential for gene therapy being used in the future for the long-term treatment of this disease.

Cystic Fibrosis

Author: Ruth Bjorklund
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761429128
Size: 48.85 MB
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Cystic Fibrosis. "Provides comprehensive information on the causes, treatment, and history of cystic fibrosis"--Provided by publisher.