Jaylee’s story is just one of thousands across Australia. Right now we need your urgent support to care for vulnerable children and adults living with cystic fibrosis in this time of emergency.

Jaylee is a mum just like so many others. She wants the best for her little boy.

Young Daniel is two years old and like most children his age, he is a bundle of energy and keeping up with him is a constant struggle. Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was a baby, Jaylee is now 22 years of age and a mum for the first time.

“I really do struggle sometimes when I’m having a bad health day. It’s a real challenge to get the energy to entertain Daniel or even take him to the local park,” explains Jaylee. 

 You can make life that much easier for Jaylee by sending your gift today. Your support will help deliver the essential medical equipment for people living with cystic fibrosis to breathe easier.

Cystic fibrosis affects so many parts of life, physically, emotionally and financially. Your generous support makes a real difference.

“Day-to-day life can be so difficult,” says Jaylee ‘Due to my lengthy daily treatment and many other health issues I can’t work, not even part time. We constantly experience terrible financial stress. We rely on my partner’s income but it’s a struggle and extremely worrying.”

“Almost weekly I go to hospital for treatment or a check-up of some sort. I only have 30% of my lungs working.”

 I am sure there isn’t a person not touched when reading these words. How heart breaking is it to learn that a young mother today is living which such increased stress and anguish?

Currently, the COVID-19 pandemic has added to Jaylee’s level of stress, as people with cystic fibrosis are in the high-risk category. Contact with the virus can have serious life-threatening implications.

Demand for our support services has more than doubled in recent weeks and continues to increase due to the pandemic. 

Right now we are asking all our community and supporters to send a gift today so we can continue to provide our support programs and services for vulnerable people like Jaylee.

The current COVID-19 pandemic means that your end of financial year donation is even more important than ever before. Please send your gift before the 30th June, thank you.

Cystic Fibrosis Community Care

Cystic Fibrosis Community Care (CFCC) is the peak community not-for-profit working with and for people living with cystic fibrosis (CF) across NSW and VIC. Our mission is ‘Lives unaffected by CF’ and we assist everyone affected by CF to live fuller, healthier lives. We provide information, support and specific programs and services to people living with CF. We advocate for the entire CF community and seek to raise much needed awareness of this debilitating condition. 80% of our income relies on fundraising.

                         

Every 4 days

A baby is born with cystic fibrosis every 4 days. 

 

1 in 25

1 in 25 people carry the gene. most don't know it!

 

No Cure

Currently there is no cure for cystic fibrosis


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