This post was sponsored by Walgreens Cystic Fibrosis Services as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received compensation as a thank you for my post.
     Many people know the term Cystic Fibrosis, but do not actually know what it is. CF is a condition that affects breathing and digestion. It affects around 30,000 adults and children in the US at any given moment. Although it is a lifelong condition, with medication, patients can live a normal life. CF can also present more severely in some patients then in others, as symptoms do vary widely in each case. Cystic Fibrosis is inherited by your parents. So, in order to have CF, both parents must be carriers of the CF gene. My daughter was born with CF, she later passed away from heart complications not related to Cystic Fibrosis. 
     We first found out that my daughter had Cystic Fibrosis when she was born. She had a lot of coughing and wheezing, much more than is normal for any newborn. Fortunately, the doctors do a screening for CF, called a sweat test, so we knew in a short time what the diagnosis was. As a parent, it is a scary time, but when you have a name for a diagnosis, it makes you feel a bit better. You can begin to research and see that there are solutions for the problem. Children with Cystic Fibrosis have mucus that builds up in the body. This can build up in the lungs which blocks the baby's airways and can cause issues with breathing and infections. The mucus can also cause problems with the baby's digestive system. The mucus impairs the baby's ability to break down food, so it needs a bit of help. 
     As the parent of a child with Cystic Fibrosis, I know how important medication and treatment is to living as normally as possible. A newborn with CF needs to take special medications so that their bodies can get nutrients from the foods that they eat. Some kiddos with Cystic Fibrosis can gain weight and grown normally, but some have a bit of a tougher time, like my daughter did. That is why children with CF need extra high calorie meals. They also need a few extra vitamins as they grow, so I had to make sure she had them daily. 
     Every patient or caregiver of a CF patient needs all the help they can get, and Walgreens knows that. So, they have created this amazing website, CF Champions “Navigating The Journey Together”. Here, patients and caregivers can see other patient stories, find financial assistance, locate advocates, and more. One of the most impressive things I found on the site is the printable PDF on how CF patients can control infections. This is very important because Cystic Fibrosis patients have an increased risk of infection and cross-contamination. Walgreens also offers a printable action plan for patients to share with teachers and friends. There is a ton of valuable info on this site, so be sure to check it out! 
     Cystic Fibrosis is a lifelong condition that can benefit from the correct treatments and medications. Walgreen's CF Champions “Navigating The Journey Together” is a site that aides the patient and caregivers throughout their CF journey. Take the time to visit the site today and support CF Patients everywhere during Cystic Fibrosis Awareness month! 
This post was sponsored by Walgreens Cystic Fibrosis Services as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received compensation as a thank you for my post.


Beautiful journey make a many memories that remember in future In this page i also seen the importance of journey. We should we do journey for different purposes because it is very helpful for the many things.

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