Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser Saturday - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/3/09

Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser Saturday

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By Kristin Beerman | email

Edited by Jon Bush | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - When Christian Lincoln was a baby diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, her family was told she might live to be six years old. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that causes mucus to build up in the body making it difficult to breathe, among many other problems. 

Thanks to the new advances in research, new treatments and seven surgeries, Christian graduated from Coronado with honors, two years ago. Thursday, she was on Healthwise at 5 with her doctor to encourage others to support efforts in finding new treatments for Cystic Fibrosis.

Adaobi Kanu, M.D., and a pediatric pulmonologist at Texas Tech Health Science Center said, "There's heavy research involving finding a cure as well as new medications, which are in different phases of study." 

"I usually have to stay in the hospital from 7 to 14 days from a cold, if I don't get it under control," said Christian Lincoln, a 19-year-old Cystic Fibrosis survivor. "I get little colds here and there, but they turn out to be a lot bigger than most people have to handle with."

The Survivors Motorcycle Club is sponsoring a fundraiser on Saturday, September 12, starting at Noon in the parking lot of the Sting to raise money in the fight against CF. There will be a bike show, door prizes, a raffle drawing and live music.  All proceeds will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Sting is located at 5132 69th Street.

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