Sunday, September 11, 2011

Joan (50) Life with Cystic Fibrosis

Statistics about life expectancy in cystic fibrosis (which are generally listed as being in the 30s) are a mathematical average - usually the median average rather than the "most common" age. Statistics such as these were never designed to predict the length of life for an individual person with CF. Instead they show trends in cystic fibrosis - and these trends show life expectancy is improving due to research into new treatments, for example.

One such person who shows statistics are just mathematical calculations is sports enthusiast and CF Foundation volunteer, Joan Finnegan Brooks (50). In this video Joan talks about life as a CF adult and growing up with cystic fibrosis.



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