The Spring issue of Spectrum is finally here!
With the '65 Roses' National Awareness week just around the corner, there are lots of ideas inside on how you can get involved and support us.
Helen O'Sullivan (PWCF) contributes to Spotlight and we hear from Gemma Dardis in Mum's Corner who looks back on the last 2 and a half years since the diagnosis of her son Alfie.
Lots more inside on building developments, research news, our annual conference and much more!
'The Circle of Life is Complete and Life is Good' are the concluding words in the remarkable article by Helen Ryan-Lawless – read her inspiring story in this issue of Spectrum.
Surf enthusiast Neil McCarthy from Ballyshannon Co Donegal also inspires in Spotlight, and Ronan Whitmarsh gives a moving account about dealing with the diagnosis of his son Finn.
Click on the link for news on building developments, research updates and much more.
Seasonal best wishes and Merry Christmas from the staff and the Board of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.
It's getting chilly outside with winter drawing closer by the day. In this issue of Spectrum we remind our readers to get the Flu vaccine, particularly if you have CF.
We also give an update on the National Children's Hospital, the Fertility and Exercise Grant Schemes, and hear from Declan Houlihan, PWCF, who writes about chasing continents with CF.
A huge thank you to Pat Divilly and Joe Brolly, CFI Ambassadors, who took took part in two significant fundraisers since the last issue – well done to all! We hope you enjoy reading this issue of Spectrum.
There is much to report in this issue of Spectrum. We include an update on building projects that CFI has been involved in as a partner with our local branches, our network of hospitals and the HSE. Congratulations to the Galway Branch of CFI on opening the new unit for children with CF on 28th July.
Transplant rates continue to rise, with a record breaking 14 CF transplants already taken place so far in 2014. Combination trial results from Vertex are also promising. There is much to be hopeful for.
We hope you enjoy reading this issue of Spectrum.