JANUARY 2017: 40 years of Cystic Fibrosis Awareness

Originally published on Tuesday, 17 January 2017

On 15 October 1977 my older brother, Paul, then aged 6 years old, sadly passed away after being overpowered by the deadly genetic disorder, Cystic Fibrosis (CF).

On 24 August 1979, I was born with a much milder strain of CF compared to what Paul had.

Today would’ve been his 46th birthday and this October will be 40 years since my parents lost their first son and on 24 August 2019 time will be my 40th birthday.

As a way to say thanks to the care us CFers receive, I, with your help, would like to raise funds for the Manchester Adult CF Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital as had it not been for their efforts and help with the care of myself and others with CF, I don’t know where we’d be right now.

The money raised will go towards equipment needed to help improve the quality of life of patients who endure CF and stay as inpatients for what can be days, weeks or sometimes months whilst being treated for their illness. Some of whom like my brother sadly spend their last moments there.

So please, dip your hands in your pockets, purses, wallets and back of sofas, and donate what you can no matter how big or small, and make my 40th something special to remember.

To donate your gift, please visit Manchester Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre and mark your donation with “Peter Trengove”.

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