Published on August 18th, 2016 | by Fifties
LSM Supporting Team Logan Wing Walk Challenge for Cystic fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited condition in which the lungs and digestive system can become clogged with thick, sticky mucus.
It can cause problems with breathing and digestion from a young age. Over many years, the lungs become increasingly damaged and may eventually stop working properly. Most cases of cystic fibrosis in the UK are now identified through screening tests carried out soon after birth. It’s estimated that 1 in every 2,500 babies born in the UK has cystic fibrosis.
A number of treatments are available to help reduce the problems caused by the condition, but unfortunately average life expectancy is reduced for people who have it.
Cystic fibrosis is caused by a faulty gene that a child inherits from both of their parents.
The faulty gene means that some cells struggle to move salt and water across the cell wall. This, along with recurrent infections, can result in a build-up of thick, sticky mucus in the body’s tubes and passageways.
To be born with cystic fibrosis, a child has to inherit two copies of this faulty gene – one from each of their parents. Their parents will not usually have the condition themselves, because they will only carry one faulty gene and one that works normally.
If both parents carry the faulty gene, there’s a 25% chance that each child they have will be born with cystic fibrosis.
Team LSM friend and all round nice dude, Lee Wright is stepping up to the mark and doing a wing walk challenge to raise awareness for the illness. His son, Logan who is ten years old has Cystic Fibrosis . He battles fearlessly on a daily basis.
“I wanted to do something to show Logan what i am willing to do to try and help in some way to find a cure. Funds raised for research give us all hope that soon a cure will be found . I have chosen to do a wing walk ( i wanted something out of the norm to really raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis )… Logan asked what would happen if i fell off and i told him i would start flapping quick ! lol :)”
Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor Lee and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity’s behalf where the donor is eligible for this..