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What is Cystic Fibrosis?

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease affecting approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States. It is a cruel and deadly disease affecting the respiratory system, digestive system, endocrine system, and reproductive system. A defective gene causes the body to produce an abnormally thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections. These thick secretions also obstruct the pancreas, preventing digestive enzymes from reaching the intestines to help break down and absorb food.
CF occurs in approximately one of every 3,200 live Caucasian births (in one of every 3,900 live births of all Americans). About 1,000 new cases of CF are diagnosed each year. The median age of survival for a person with
CF is 33.4 years.

Click on the following links to learn more about Cystic Fibrosis and the search for a cure...

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Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis
2007 Ohio vs West Virginia
Boys All-Star Basketball Game
Travis's Brother Justin was honored to be able to play in this game

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Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis
Ohio vs West Virginia
Girls All-Star Basketball Game
April 1, 2005

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