1 in 25 New Zealanders are carriers of the CF gene. It is New Zealand’s most common rare genetic disease.
Young New Zealanders born with Cystic Fibrosis face a lifetime of daily physio, nebulising, specialist appointments and hospital stays as well as up to 15,000 tablets per year just to stay as well as possible. In 1968 when CFNZ started, a child with CF was not expected to live beyond 10 years old. Today with through better access to medicines, lobbying and education of people with CF and health professionals that age is now 36 years old.
Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand relies heaving on sponsorship and the generosity of donors to provide its vital services throughout the CF community. Thank you for choosing Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand when you book your hotel, motel or any other accommodation through Kiwi Karma. Your donation will help buy birthdays for these courageous young people and help them to live their best life possible for longer.