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My Story, I met My Other Half And Instantly Fell in love Little Knowing he had a Long Term illness i had no idea what it was or how it would affect us both but that didn’t stop me sticking by his side. after doing a lot of research hospital appoints it finally hit me that my other half may have a shorter life then me Cystic Fibrosis is caused by a genetic mutation; specifically a mutation in a gene called CFTR. A genetic mutation is when the instructions found in all living cells become scrambled in some way, meaning that one or more of the processes of the body do not work in the way they should.
The CFTR gene normally creates a protein that regulates levels of sodium and chloride in cells. If the CFTR gene is defective, it results in a build-up of thick, sticky mucus in the body’s tubes and passageways. These blockages damage the lungs, digestive system and other organs, resulting in the symptoms of cystic fibrosis it affects one in every 2,500 babies born in the UK will be born with cystic fibrosis and there are more than 9,000 people living with the condition in this country. :'( so it brakes my heart every day knowing one day he will become more ill and more weak with out a lung transplant hes my world and thats my story.