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Let’s help Aaron fight to breathe a breath of fresh air

Aaron was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when he was just 5 days old with a meconium ileus when he had to have an emergent surgery. Cystic fibrosis is a rare genetic incurable disease that can affect the lungs and digestive system. The body produces thick and sticky mucus that can clog the lungs and obstruct the pancreas and passageways. Symptoms can vary between chronic cough, repeated lung infections, inability to gain weight, and fatty stools. People with this condition tend to have a shorter-than-normal life span. Aaron has done pretty well living with this disease up until about 2007 when he was hospitalized for pneumonia in which they found MRSA and burkholderia cepacia growing in his lungs. Both of these bacterias can be dangerous, but the b. cepacia is rare and can be life threatening for people living with cystic fibrosis. Not too many years ago, CF patients with b. cepacia could not even get approved to be accepted to...

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COTA for Aaron's Army Wristbands

Date: December 31, 2019
Location: Wherever you are!

Aaron

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