HealthWise at Five-Cystic Fibrosis - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

HealthWise at Five-Cystic Fibrosis

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You can't catch cystic fibrosis it is a disease that is passed down through families. Millions of Americans carry the defective gene, and they don't know it until they have a child with CF. That diagnosis means both parents had to have been carriers.  Even then, it's still not a done deal...that just makes it possible that the defective gene from each parent could match up.  In that case, a child would be born with that potentially fatal disease. Our guest today, Cassie Medina, understands the odds all too well because she is the mother of two children with cystic fibrosis.

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